Reviews from around the world: –
The Play:- Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Hi Melanie (Box Office Arts Theatre Cronulla)
Thank you so much for organising tonight. It was a great play and the actors were simply fabulous. Please let them know that everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. What a laugh! The actors must be absolutely exhausted!! Sue Richards – Beauty Bank and Zonta Club Botany – Preview Charity Performance Wednesday 12/02/2020
“Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention. Within seconds we are drawn into a delicious web of marital treachery which accelerates with classic symmetry to an all-star denouement.” – The Guardian
“I found myself having two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre in some time. It’s amazing what the right combination of smart writing, polished acting and slick direction can do to energize a tired genre…A textbook example of how to create the perfect farce.” – Chicago Style Magazine
“The labyrinthine twists and turns are liberally sprinkled with jokes, amiably roared to keep everyone giggling…It gives the whole cast the chance to enjoy themselves going over the top….The performance is a delight.” – Daily Telegraph
“The good times are back at the Royal George Theatre….A series of rib-rousing strokes. All night long. Better yet, you don’t have to suspend your intelligence…In a comedy of confusion that almost collapses under the weight of duplicity, mistaken identity, and extramarital affairs, but somehow stays in the air like a precarious but well-built souffle.” – Chicago Tribune.