Cast announced for return of Terence Rattigan's French Without Tears
26 May 2016
Tim Delap, Ariane Gray, Ziggy Heath, Alex Large, Florence Roberts, Beatriz Romilly and Alistair Toovey join original cast members Joe Eyre and David Whitworth in the return of Paul Miller's sell-out production of Terence Rattigan’s sparkling 1936 comedy at the Orange Tree for just 33 performances from 30 June followed by a UK tour in Autumn 2016 with English Touring Theatre to Exeter, Harrogate, Barnstable, Cheltenham, Doncaster, Oldham, Warwick, Poole and Huddersfield.
After a group of young men arrive at Monsieur Maingot’s French school for the summer to cram for the Diplomatic exam, their concentration is disrupted by beautiful visitor Diana Lake. Quelle surprise, they must learn another new language: girls.
At first, it seems pretty simple. Kit loves Diana and she loves him. And Bill. Oh, and darling Alan, of course. Then there’s Jack: she’s in love too. Meanwhile, Babe conceals his feelings…
Not so simple after all.
Terence Rattigan’s sparkling 1936 comedy was the first smash-hit success from the writer of The Deep Blue Sea, After the Dance and The Winslow Boy.
Nearly 3,000 tickets are available at £12 to under 30s on Monday to Thursday evenings during the Orange Tree run. The OT's work will be seen in 25 towns and cities beyond London this autumn with Caryl Churchill's Blue Heart opening in Bristol at the Tobacco Factory and Zoe Cooper's Jess and Joe Forever also touring following its opening at the OT.