The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond is presenting a production of an 1896 Georges Feydeau play that is a must for fans staying in central London hotels.
On until February 2nd, Sauce for the Goose has attracted rave reviews and is a classic French farce with hilarious scenes. The show is directed by Sam Walters, with set design by Sam Dowson and the cast includes Auriol Smith, Beth Cordingly and David Antrobus.
Michael Billington, writing in the Guardian, explains that “Walters’s production does full justice to the play’s inventiveness”.
He added: “Is there anything funnier in the history of farce than the central act of this 1896 Georges Feydeau play…The comic highpoint comes when a retired army doctor and his deaf wife retire to their hotel bed blissfully unaware of the fact that two alarm bells have been placed under their mattress.”
Tickets are limited for some of the dates remaining so anyone planning to attend needs to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out. There are also matinees taking place on Thursdays, with tickets starting from £22 still available.
The Orange Tree Theatre is described as an actors’ theatre and is a relatively small space with 172 seats. Its programme of events focuses on up-and-coming talents and aims to attract those who enjoy initiative writing as well as those who do not regularly attend theatres.
It is a short walk to the theatre from Richmond London Underground station, which is on the District Line.