French Without Tears (2016 production)

BY TERENCE RATTIGAN
30 June 2016 — 30 July 2016

Revival of Paul Miller's acclaimed 2015 production

"A hoot of an evening" ★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Daily Express
★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★ Sunday Express
★★★★ FT ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Arts Desk

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.

Estimated running time 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)

An Orange Tree Theatre and English Touring Theatre co-production

Photos: The Other Richard

 

Following its return to the Orange Tree, in Autumn 2016 French Without Tears will tour:

13 Sep - 24 Sep 2016 
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

27 Sep - 1 Oct 2016
Harrogate Theatre

4 Oct - 6 Oct 2016 
The Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

11 Oct - 15 Oct 2016 
The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

18 Oct - 22 Oct 2016 
Cast, Doncaster

25 Oct - 29 Oct 2016 
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

1 Nov - 5 Nov 2016 
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

8 Nov - 12 Nov 2016 
Lighthouse, Poole

16 Nov - 19 Nov 2016 
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield