Bawtry: French Farce from Phoenix Theatre group
Bawtry Phoenix Theatre are going continental for their next production, the French farce Ding Dong.
Bernard has discovered that his wife, Jacqueline, is having an affair with Robert.
Being a reasonable businessman, Bernard gives Robert two options to compensate for the affair.
Either, he will be allowed sleep with Robert’s wife in order to keep things even, or he will have him killed.
Needless to say, Robert chooses to let Bernard sleep with his wife.
Scheming to woo her, Bernard arranges an evening meal with both couples present, much to the frustration of their overworked and underpaid maid, Marie-Louise.
However, instead of bringing his wife to the dinner, Robert pays Barbara, a call girl, to pose as his wife for the evening.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline does not know that Bernard has found out about her affair, and is stunned to learn that their dinner guests are in fact her lover and, supposedly, his wife.
The situation then becomes even more hilarious and confusing when Robert’s actual wife, Juliette, turns up for dinner.
Directed by Helen Shepherd, the play is on at the Phoenix Theatre in Bawtry from tomorrow (Saturday) until next Saturday night (23rd May) at 7.30pm each night.
Tickets priced £8 (£7 concessions) are available now from the SPAR on Station Road in Bawtry.
For more information on the Phoenix Theatre, visit www.bawtrytheatre.co.uk