BANG BANG

24 Feb - 11 Mar
  • Approx 2 hrs 30 mins, including interval
  • £27 - £12 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
A woman reads a newspaper while her husband pulls another man away from her
Husband and wife embrace
A man stands with his jacket held open
A man opens a door to a woman
Friends sit around a table looking shocked
A man in his underwear is greeted by a policeman
A man in his underwear opens the door on a cupboard with a man hiding
Husband and wife embrace while the wife hands something to the maid in secret

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!

Tickets are now available for the Bang Bang Backstage Tour and Touch Tour.

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

Date
Time
Tue, 28 Feb 17
7:30 pm
Wed, 1 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Thu, 2 Mar 17
2:30 pm
Senior Matinee
Thu, 2 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Fri, 3 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Sat, 4 Mar 17
2:30 pm
Sat, 4 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Tue, 7 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Wed, 8 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Thu, 9 Mar 17
2:30 pm
Thu, 9 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Captioned Performance
Fri, 10 Mar 17
7:30 pm
Sat, 11 Mar 17
2:30 pm
Audio Described with Touch Tour at 1pm
Sat, 11 Mar 17
7:30 pm

Past Performances

DATE
TIME
Fri, 24 Feb 17
7:30 pm
Sat, 25 Feb 17
7:30 pm

DINNER & A SHOW OFFER

Food

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.

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

Find Out More
Cast
Peter Bourke
Peter Bourke
Cassagne
Oliver Cotton
Oliver Cotton
Duchotel
Sarah Crowden
Sarah Crowden
The Countess
Richard Earl
Richard Earl
Moricet
Simon Hepworth
Simon Hepworth
P. I. Bridois
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Langrishe
Leontine
Jess Murphy
Jess Murphy
Babette
Robert Neumark Jones
Robert Neumark Jones
Gontran
Creatives
John Cleese
John Cleese
Adaptor
Nicky Henson
Nicky Henson
Director
Georges Feydeau
Georges Feydeau
Writer
David Shields
David Shields
Designer
David W. Kidd
David W. Kidd
Lighting Designer
Kate Harvey
Kate Harvey
Sound Designer
Irene Cotton
Irene Cotton
Casting Director
Sophie Cotton
Sophie Cotton
Composer
Anna Orford
Anna Orford
Assistant Director
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