Sacha Guitry Ma Fille et Moi returns


Wednesday 14 November 2018


Off-West End - Shows

So French Productions are reviving their hit French (with English surtitles) production of Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi at the Playground Theatre from 28 January 2019.
Sacha Guitry Ma Fille et Moi at The Playground Theatre

Image: The Playground Theatre


After a sell-out run at the Drayton Arms last January, Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi returns for a week at The Playground Theatre, Notting Hill, from 28 January to 2 February 2019.


This new play was created by director Marianne Badrichani and actress Edith Vernes from various works of eminent French writer Sacha Guitry.


ActDrop reviewed the show when it was at the Drayton Arms Theatre - you can read our full, 4 star review of it here.


Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi is a comedy with four characters that tells the tumultuous story of a grand actress struggling with her three loves: the Theatre, her daughter and Sacha Guitry.


Celebrating his particular talent for mixing reality and fiction, the show flits between dressing room and stage, joyfully discombobulating the audience's expectations.


It is a kaleidoscope of theatrical adventures and misadventures ... or a lesson in how to make a permanent coup de theatre of your life.


Sacha Guitry, as an actor (stage and screen), playwright, director and film maker, was an essential figure in French cultural life during the 20th century.


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 has often been described as the 'French Noel Coward'.


Despite this, his works have not been produced in England since the 1950s.


Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi is the third collaboration between Marianne Badrichani and Edith Vernes after Three Ruptures / Three Splits by Rémi De Vos (London, Beijing) and Ionesco / Dinner at the Smiths (London/Paris).


Their shows, supported by the French Institute in association with producer Nathalie Berrebi, aim to bring French authors to London, in new translations or in the original language with English sur-titles.


Note: There will be a special night in support of the company on Thursday 31st January 2019 - you can join the cast for a post show talk, drinks, canapés and other surprises - tickets £65.


Synopsis


Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi is a comedy about the tumultuous relationships of a distinguished actress with the three loves of her life: the theatre, her daughter and her partner in crime Sacha Guitry.


Embark on a surprising journey between reality and fiction, through the ups and downs of theatrical life.


And learn a few tips on how to make a permanent coup de theatre of your life.


Cast


Edith Vernes

Sean Rees

Anais Bachet


Creatives


Author: Sacha Guitry, adapted by Edith Vernes and Marianne Badrichani, translation by Chris Campbell
Director: Marianne Badrichani
Designer: Lydie Drouillet
Lighting: Jean-Luc Chanonat
Sound: Lex Kosanke

Venue


The Playground Theatre
Unit 8
343-453 Latimer Rd
London
W10 6RQ

Dates


From: Monday 28 January 2019

Closes: Saturday 2 February 2019

Tickets


Standard: £25

Concessions: £18


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Sacha Guitry Ma Fille et Moi

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