Following sell-out shows in London, Paris and Beijing, director Marianne Badrichani and actress Edith Vernes reunite for a world premiere, a new devised show including various short plays by eminent French playwright Sacha Guitry on the 60th anniversary of his death, celebrating his undying admiration for women and his particular talent for mixing reality and fiction. The show will be performed in French with English surtitles.
“Toutes les femmes sont comédiennes, à l’exception de quelques actrices” / “All women act a part, save a few actresses”
One evening in her dressing room, a distinguished actress talks her daughter through her memories and her tempestuous relationships with partner in crime and playwright Sacha Guitry. It is a kaleidoscope of theatrical adventures and misadventures… or a lesson on how to make a permanent coup de theatre of your life.
***** “Wonderful dynamics between the characters, witty jokes and a sharp script guarantee a lot of fun” LDN Card on Trois Ruptures/Three Splits
Sacha Guitry was also an actor, often in man-about-town roles, which he often wrote himself. He became a star of French speaking cinema, making over 80 films during his long career, including classics such as Le Roman d’Un Tricheur, Si Versailles m’etait conté and Les Perles de la Couronne. He is often described as a “French Noel Coward”.
***** “surreal, erotic & profoundly absurd, leaving us baffled, bewitched and, in some cases, breathless with laughter” London Theatre 1 on Ionesco – Dinner at the Smiths
Edith Vernes and Marianne Badrichani collaborated on previous productions in London including Trois Ruptures/Three Splits by Rémi De Vos, which toured to Beijing, and Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths, which toured to Paris.
Sacha Guitry – My Daughter and I
Director Marianne Badrichani
Playwright Sacha Guity, adapted by Edith Vernes and Marianne Badrichani
Translation Chris Campbell
Set Design & Costumes Lydie Drouillet
Lighting Design Jean-Luc Chanonat
Sound Design Lex Kosanke
Executive Producer Nathalie Berrebi
Performance Dates January 16th 2017 – February 3rd 2017
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Running Time 80 mins