A FLEA IN HER EAR
by Georges Feydeau
Adapted by Sacha Bush
Directed by Alex Sutton
Designed by Mike Leopold
Original music and sound by Eamonn O'Dwyer
Lighting by Adam King
Starring Jamie Birkett, Dominic Brewer, Haley Catherine,
Rachel Dawson, Clark James and Richard Watkins.
'It’s fast, it's
furious and very, very funny'
'can’t be beaten for
sheer entertainment value'
From the undisputed master
of French farce, Georges Feydeau's
hysterical comedy of errors plays a limited
4 week run at the Tabard Theatre.
Widely regarded as one of the funniest
farces ever written, A Flea in Her Ear teems
with suspicious spouses, hotel liaisons,
crossed wires and physical comedy galore.
To test her husband's fidelity, Raymonde
Chandebise sends a letter from a 'secret'
admirer suggesting a romantic rendezvous at
the local 'dubious morals’ hotel. What
follows is a string of outrageously frenzied
mixups as mistaken identities spiral out of
Georges Feydeau was a French playwright of
the era known as the Belle Époque. He wrote
over sixty plays with A Flea in Her Ear
written in 1907 his most famous. His plays
are still performed throughout the world and
are considered a precursor to surrealist and
In a fresh new adaptation by Sacha Bush,
this production imaginatively combines music
and physical theatre with a contemporary
‘joie de vivre’ that will delight both fans
of Feydeau and new audiences.
The play is directed by Alex Sutton (Grimeborn
Festival, Arcola) and designed by Michael
Leopold who designed Proof (Oct 2015) at the
Tabard Theatre which was nominated for an
Off West End award for Best Set Design.
Feydeau's gloriously mad farce A Flea in Her
Ear at the Tabard Theatre promises an
exhilaratingly funny evening of whirlwind
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