Sauce for the Goose

19 December 2012 — 2 February 2013

Lucienne is being pursued by the married Pontagnac, who is astounded to discover that she is already married to his friend Vatelin, and also has an admirer called Redillon. Lucienne has sworn to be faithful as long as her husband remains so too. But then a keen old ‘indiscretion’ of her husband’s unexpectedly arrives, with her own husband, from Germany. Everyone ends up in the Hotel Ultimus, where the guests include an old army doctor and his deaf wife, in Paris to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Mayhem ensues.

Georges Feydeau was probably the finest French farceur the world has seen. Sauce for the Goose or Le Dindon (‘The Turkey’) in French, was written in 1896 and was first produced at the Orange Tree in 1987. The theatre has also produced Fitting for Ladies, The Game Hunter and Winner Takes All.

Running time: approximately 2 hours 35 minutes, including interval