A Flea in Her Ear
Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Flea in Her Ear

31 Oct 2016 to 17 Dec 2016

Sydney Theatre Company presents
A FLEA IN HER EAR
By Georges Feydeau
In a new adaptation by Andrew Upton

World premiere

Come for the sex, stay for the farce

In the Paris of the early 1900s, playwright Georges Feydeau was a promiscuous, cocaine-snorting figurehead of the hedonistic counterculture. He was also the consummate humorist of the Belle Époque – A Flea in Her Ear, his key work, has remained in the repertoire of theatre companies around the world since its premiere in 1907.

In a test of her husband’s fidelity, Raymonde Chandebise lures him to a notoriously seedy hotel. From there, everything falls apart. A Flea in Her Ear is an outrageously funny comedy constructed with the technical precision and beauty of a Swiss watch.

Farce can be a misunderstood genre, but this production has two of Australia’s finest theatre-makers at the helm. Andrew Upton’s unerring ear for the comic and the colloquial meets its perfect match in the deft hands of director Simon Phillips (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead). Working together for the first time, and alongside visionary designer Gabriela Tylesova, these theatre heavyweights bring the sophistication, wit and detail required to make a flawless farce an absolute pleasure.

Let the fun begin.

“Why does this bed revolve?”
Romain

 

 

 

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