A Flea in Her Ear

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Paranoia, infidelity and lechery take centre stage in this raucous bedroom farce. An hysterical cocktail of chaos that could only have been devised by the master of comic stagecraft, Feydeau.

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Paranoia, infidelity and lechery take centre stage in this raucous bedroom farce. An hysterical cocktail of chaos that could only have been devised by the master of comic stagecraft, Feydeau.

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"Where does one begin in praising Feydeau? Perhaps with the thrift and beauty of his plotting... The result is a heartlessly funny evening of whirlwind insanity; and my new year wish is that we return to a genre that Eric Bentley once dubbed "the quintessence of theatre."—Michael Billington, Guardian

"There's plenty here to suggest similarities between Feydeau and Basil Fawlty's demented world... and John Mortimer's translation still seems fresh after more than 40 years..."—Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

"Blissfully funny...Beautifully mounting delirium of split-second synchronicities, ridiculous revolving beds, and myriad misunderstandings, the hilarity heightened by the wit"—Paul Taylor, The Independent

"The very essence of belle-époque frivolity, but it does have an incredible level of structural organisation, which that Feydeau, although a famously idle fellow, must have had the mind of a first-class mathematician..."
—Christopher Hart, The Sunday Times

"According to the late John Mortimer, 'farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions a minute'. And he should know, having done the sparkling translation for Richard Eyre's delightful revival of Feydeau's best-known farce."—Georgina Brown, The Mail on Sunday

Chicago Defender
...completely invigorating, stylistically polished and robustly buoyant...compelled the audience to roar in laughter until tears rolled down many cheeks.
Chicago Daily Herald
...brilliantly transported to the mid-1960s by Frank Galati...
Absolutely hysterical.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849430869
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,510,806
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2007


    Having been in this version at my college before it was even published, I can say that this is one of the most brilliant plays I've ever done. I loved every minute of being Chandebise and Poche. Hilarity did run rampant!! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good laugh, but like any farce, it's a million times better when seen on stage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2004


    FABULOUS! I could not stop laughing! HILARIOUS!!! I highly recomend it!

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