French Twist - Reading and Audition Notice

Reading:    Sunday 26th March 2017, 6.00 pm (Foyer, Hampton Hill Theatre)

Audition:   Sunday 2nd April 2017, 6.00 pm (Coward Room, Hampton Hill Theatre)

Performance Dates:  Sunday 2nd July - Saturday 8th July 2017 (Auditorium)


French Twist

A double bill of French farce by George Feydeau and Eugene Labiche in a new adaptation by Matthew Ryan

Director:  Steve Taylor


(A) Jailbird (Gibier de Potence)

An already complicated love triangle between a doctor, his wife and her lover becomes more confusing upon the arrival of another suitor...disturbingly he matches the description of a wanted murderer.

(B) The Coal Seller Affair (L'Affaire de la Rue de Lourcine)

Two old school chums are painfully hungover and missing personal items whilst other items, not theirs, are found in their pockets. Their day gets a whole lot worse when circumstances point to them being involved in a heinous crime.


Specific double-ups are necessary for dramatic purposes 



All male characters playing ages are middle-aged.  Female character playing age late 20s to mid-30s.


(A) Lemercier, the Suitor & (B) Lenglume, Norine's husband

(A)Taupinière, the Lover & (B) Mistingue, Lenglume's school chum

(A) Pépita 'La Lambelle', operetta star and Plumard's wife & (B) Norine, Lenglume's wife 

(A) Plumard, Pepita's husband & (B) Justin, Lenglume's servant  

(A) Dubrochard, a greengrocer & (B) Potard, Norine's cousin  


NB - Auditions will be judged on energy, body language and facial expression whilst playing 'straight'.

French Twist is terrific farce ...but NOT 'ham'.


If you want to discuss any aspect of this production with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Steve Taylor



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