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.
Sacha Guitry, Ma fille et Moi at Drayton Arms Theatre

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.


Cast


Edith Vernes


Other casting to be announced


Creatives


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


Venue


Drayton Arms Theatre

153 Old Brompton Road

London SW5 0LJ


Dates


16 January to 3 February 2018


Tickets


Standard £22; concessions £18

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Links

Sacha Guitry - Wikipedia

Marianne Badrichani website

Drayton Arms Theatre

ActDrop listing for Sacha Guitry, Ma fille et Moi


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