Year: 1967

Title of the play: A Flea in Her Ear

Author: Georges Feydeau Trans. John Mortimer

Director: Jacques Charon

Others in the Cast: 1970: Jane Lapotaire, Michael Turner, Frederick Pyne, Edward Hardwicke, John Moffatt, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Tully, Helen Burns, Frank Barrie, Gillian Barge, Gabrielle Laye, Robert Lang, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang.

Company/Event: National Theatre Company

Theatre and location: Old Vic, London

Other productions of the same play:  At Le Festival Mondial, Montreal in 1967, directed by Jacques Charon. At Theatre Royal, Norwich in 1970, in the role of Romain Tournel. 

Plot summary: A "French" bedroom farce replete with missent messages, misunderstandings, slammed doors, revolving beds, frazzled looks, stammering scamps and mistaken identities. Raymonde Chandebise, after years of wedded bliss, begins to doubt the fidelity of her husband, Victor Emmanuel. To test him, she sends him a letter from a fictitious admirer, requesting a rendezvous at the Hotel Coq d’Or. When Victor Emmanuel receives the letter, however, he believes the invitation was meant for his best friend Tournel, a handsome bachelor. Tournel has his eye on Raymonde and eagerly exits to make the appointment.

Peth’s role: Jealous Spaniard Carlos Homenides de Histangua, who goes into a rage every time anyone looks at his wife / 1970 - Romain Tournel.  


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