Bang Bang! at York Theatre Royal is an exciting new stage adaptation by John Cleese. It’s a fun blend between French farce and Fawlty Towers.
Leontine is a respectable society lady, but discovers she’s been hoodwinked by her husband Duchotel. He’s always pretending to go hunting but really chasing after other women! While Duchotel’s away, his lifelong friend comes calling – and he’s on the hunt too. Will Leontine get caught in his sights, or instead set a trap of her own?
Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel in Only Fools and Horses), Tony Gardner (My Parents Are Aliens and Last Tango in Halifax) and Wendi Peters (Coronation Street) star in the piece.
Completing the cast are Vicki Davids, Richard Earl, Daniel Burke, Andy Secombe, Simon Desborough and Mikheal Deville.
John Cleese says: “I am delighted to be working with Exeter Northcott Theatre and Dermon McLaughlin to bring Bang Bang! to stages across the country with such a talented cast. Farce is my greatest love – Fawlty Towers consisted of 12 farces – and I think UK audiences will love this hilarious classic”
The show is coming to York Theatre Royal from 28th April – 2nd May.
Photograph credited to Paul Blakemore