By Peter Kemp
A Flea in Her Ear presented by The 1812 Theatre
A Flea in Her Ear is world-renowned as the funniest and most famous of all the French farces. It’s perfectly formed in its comic timing, shamelessly and completely bonkers.
We’re in Paris, 1908. After years of married bliss, Madame Raymonde Chansebise suspects her husband is having an affair. In an effort to catch him in the act she causes a lot more trouble than she bargained for. Spiralling into a high-octane storm of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities, and bed-receiving mayhem, a cavalcade of characters get in on the act. Some want sex and revenge; several want to preserve their honour. All want to avoid being shot. Nobody gets any sleep. You will laugh out loud.
Season: 18 August – 3 September. Bookings: 9758 3964
A Celebration of Musical Eccentrics
Mas Maestro’s A Celebration of Musical Eccentrics David Scheel’s hit show, Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player. Firmly established his reputation as the most original musical comedy performer of his generation. Sell-out seasons in London’s
West End, at three Edinburgh Festivals, and on tours to some 30 countries, attracted rave reviews, and it was only a matter of time before sheer audience demand led David to devise a brand-new show, MAD MAESTROS which is a celebration of music’s eccentrics through the ages, and in it David brings to life 25 of music’s greatest and weirdest personalities in a virtuoso performance of narrative, character acting and piano playing, Bach, Beethoven, Sir Thomas Beecham, Al Jolson and many others.
Only two performances Saturday September 10 at 1pm and Saturday September 11 at 4pm. Venue: The 1812 Theatre, Rose Street, Ferntree Gully. Bookings 9758 3964.