Sauce For The GooseFeydeau @ Orange Tree
Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:38 AM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:41 AM
It is a treat. The Dance of Death crowd here are probably avoiding it but the Yes Prime Minister bunch would enjoy it. I justified my attendance on the basis that Feydeau is important in historical terms so I had an academic interest in it.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:15 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:49 AM
You do know it's on for ages yet, Lynette? I'm not seeing it myself for at least 2 weeks.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:35 PM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:38 PM
... or the webbed foot in this case !
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:40 PM
Just realised this was in the WE about 15 years ago as, I think, An Absolute Turkey with Peter Davison and, I think, Clive Francis. I remember rather enjoying it, and a production of Occupe T'Oi D'Amelie at around the same time.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:03 AM
A theatre in the round, like the Orange Tree, is not exactly ideal for playing a farce and, truth to tell, I did miss the multiple doors that so characterize Feydeau's work. Miming the opening and closing of doors - with sound effects - didn't really cut it and made the entrances and exits less precise and less surprising than they needed to be. Apart from that though the cast was excellent and it was a fine funny evening at the theatre. They do good work in Richmond.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:48 AM
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