A BLEND OF FRENCH FARCE AND FAULTY TOWERS
John Cleese makes his stage writing debut with Bang Bang! at York Theatre Royal from 28 April to 2 May, a hilarious new adaptation of a classic comedy that blends French farce and Fawlty Towers.
When Leontine (Tessa Peake-Jones), a respectable society lady, discovers that she’s been hoodwinked by her husband Duchotel, who’s always pretending to go hunting but really chasing after other ‘prey’, she vows to take revenge on the philanderer.
But while Duchotel’s away, his lifelong friend comes calling – and he’s on the hunt too. Will Leontine get caught in his sights, or instead set a trap of her own? Secrets unravel as the devilish Duchotel finds himself snared in a door-slamming, trouser-dropper, balcony-climbing night of chaos set amidst the stylish apartments of Paris.
John Cleese says: “I am delighted to be working with Exeter Northcott Theatre and Dermon McLaughlin to bring Bang Bang! to stages across the country with such a talented cast. Farce is my greatest love – Fawlty Towers consisted of 12 farces – and I think UK audiences will love this hilarious classic”
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