A Made in Colchester production
“You know, some husbands pretend to love hunting, but when they leave home they set their sights on other prey.”
In a brand new adaption by John Cleese, Georges Feydeau’s hysterical farce Bang Bang erupts onto the stage in our first Made in Colchester production of 2017.
Leontine, a respectable lady of high society, is in danger of being hoodwinked by her husband Duchotel. When Duchotel goes hunting, his prey is not four-legged animals!
While he is away (“bang bang!”), back at home 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?
Saucy secrets unravel as the devilish Duchotel finds himself snared in a door-slamming, trouser-dropping, lover-hiding, balcony-climbing night of chaos set in the stylish apartments of Paris.
John Cleese collaborates with the Mercury Theatre Colchester to bring this rarely performed comedy classic to the stage, directed by veteran of theatre, television and radio, Nicky Henson.
Banish the winter blues and join us for a sizzling summer evening in France!
Based on a translation of Georges Feydeau’s Monsieur Chasse!
We spoke to John Cleese about writing comedy and this hilarious show on our blog. Click here to read what he had to say.
Photos by Robert Day
Presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester and Farces Galore Ltd.
Artwork by Feast Creative
DINNER & A SHOW OFFER
Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.
No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.
This show has been paired with our Mercury Signature menu. Click here to take a look!
Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime dining options.
P. I. Bridois
Robert Neumark Jones
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