AMPAG, Sydney Theatre Company Sydney Theatre Company:A Flea in Her Ear

A Flea in Her Ear

November 2016

Fri 04 

Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company

Drama Theatre

SydneyNSW

 
 

​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.

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