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Drama 25 - 29 October 2016

A co-production between English Touring Theatre & The Orange Tree Theatre, in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre

French Without Tears

A group of young English men arrive at Monsieur Maingot’s French School for the summer to cram for the Diplomatic exam, but their concentration is disrupted by a beautiful visitor, Diana Lake. They soon discover that there’s only one thing harder to understand than a new language – girls.

At first, it seems pretty simple. Kit loves Diana and she loves him. And Bill. Oh, and darling Alan, of course.

Things aren’t so simple after all.

Terence Rattigan’s sparkling 1936 comedy was the first smash-hit success from the writer of The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy.

English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre’s production enjoyed a critically acclaimed sell out run at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond-upon-Thames, earlier this year, with four-star reviews from the Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Daily Express, the Sunday Telegraph and The Stage.

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This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £68 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full: £14.50 - £22.50
Concs: £14.50 - £20.50
Get In! Under 26? See the show for £6 - limited tickets available

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Group Discounts
Groups of 10 + get £3 off full price evening ticket with one free for every 10 tickets booked

Captioned Performance
Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance
Saturday 29 October, 2.30pm

Production Information:

Directed by Paul Miller

Designed by Simon Daw

Written by Terence Rattigan

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“Catches the evanescent, mood-shifting nature of youth itself, with all its lovable-hateful neuroses and unavoidable foibles." - The Telegraph

"Enormously enjoyable." - Daily Express