A Flea in Her Ear A Flea in Her Ear
Sydney Theatre Company
Sydney Opera House - Drama Theatre
31 Oct 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
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Tickets - TBC
Duration - 2hrs 20mins (including interval)
Restrictions/Warnings
Strong language


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Synopsis
Sydney Theatre Company presents
A FLEA IN HER EAR
By Georges Feydeau
In a new adaptation by Andrew Upton

World premiere

Come for the sex, stay for the farce

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 ...more
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