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Georges Feydeau's farces
Bastille

Feydeau' s farces and French songs for Bastille Day in London.

From 24/06/2009 at 23:00 to 19/07/2009 at 22:59

A HOUSE BATH (British Premiere)
                          and
MADAME'S LATE MOTHER (Returns!)

 
A double-bill of unknown French farces
by Georges FEYDEAU.

Madame's Late Mother

At 4 O’clock in the morning. A row: she wants to sleep, he comes back from a party (Dressed as Louis the XIVth !) Suddenly the doorbell rings...

A House Bath

At night, Madame wants to have a bath, being prepared with much attention by the maid. When Madame changes her mind, the maid decides she might as well have one when suddenly Monsieur comes back.

Madame's Late Mother
Madame's Late Mother
 
Georges Feydeau made France laugh through his vaudevillian farces at the dawn of the First World War and, in the process, dominated the genre. Some have seen in Feydeau a precursor of Dadaism, surrealism, and the absurd. Despite being a phenomenally successful playwright, his propensity for high living (he had a table permanently reserved for him at Maxim's), gambling and the failure of his marriage were to lead to financial difficulties. During the winter of 1918 Feydeau contracted syphilis and slowly descended into madness in the remaining years of his life. He died the 5th of June 1921 and is buried in Montmartre. In 1941, Madame’s Late Mother was his first play to enter the “repertoire”...

Translated for the first time by Echange Theatre.
Directed by Samuel Miller and Gael Colin.

Times : the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of July.
Box Office: 08448 472 264


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CAMILLE D’AVRIL- French pianist and singer.

Camille D'Avril
Camille D'Avril

At just twenty years old, Camille d'Avril already received praised in France for her style and elegance ! She will perform for Bastille Week la crème of the French repertoire and some of her own songs ! Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel Aznavour, with her piano, Camille D’Avril takes us on a French musical journey where melancholy and smile are never far away.

Times : 14th to 18th July at Tabard Pub, after Feydeau' s farces.
Entrance : Free.

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