Sacha Guitry, Ma fille et Moi
Thursday 30 November 2017
London Fringe - Premieres - Shows
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.
Image: Drayton Arms Theatre
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 (1885 to 1957) on the 60th anniversary of his death.
Celebrating Guitry's undying admiration for women and his particular talent for mixing reality and fiction, the show will be performed in French with English surtitles, and will play at the Drayton Arms Theatre from 16 January to 3 February 2018.
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 théâtre of your life.
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".
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.
Other casting to be announced
Author: Adapted from the works of Sacha Guitry by Edith Vernes and Marianne Badrichani; translation: Chris Campbell
Director: Marianne Badrichani
Designer: Lydie Drouillet
Lighting: Jean-Luc Chanonat
Sound: Lex Kosanke
Production: Executive producer: Nathalie Berrebi
Drayton Arms Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 0LJ
16 January to 3 February 2018
Standard £22; concessions £18