Kiss Me StupidThu 16 June 2022
Nantwich Players are proud to host the world premiere of the English translation of Didier Caron's classic French play. Translated and directed by our very own Charlie Gobbett, this side-splitting comedy makes the perfect ending to another wonderful season at the Nantwich Players Theatre.
Retired estate agent and cycling-obsessed Bernard is convinced his wife of 30 years, Viviane, is having an affair. At a loss, his solution is to hire a pretty but none-too-bright actress Cindy to play his mistress and make Viviane jealous. But two can play at that game! Viviane realises what Bernard is up to and pretends to be enamoured with her much younger colleague Olivier. When the two unlikely couples are forced to spend more time together and relationships become more complicated, it is a recipe for hilarious chaos.
Will love and reason win through or does Bernard's obstinate refusal to realise how lucky he is condemn him to losing the woman he doesn't deserve? You will have to book your tickets to find out!
Translator and director Charlie Gobbett spotted a review of the original play on a French theatre website in summer 2018. “I thought it sounded very funny, but also had a more serious message about fidelity, love and compromise in a relationship – not just a throwaway French farce. I read the play in one sitting and knew straight away I wanted to translate it. I got in touch with the author, Didier Caron (who is well-known if France). He was delighted that I was interested in translating it and approved my translation in early 2019.”
Actor Holly Jones says “It is a privilege to be a part of the English debut of such a fantastic play. I cannot wait to share the joy and laughter of this play with our audiences.”
Performances will be at 7.45pm on 8th – 16th July 2022. Tickets priced at £9.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 9am.
Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters go on sale Saturday 11th June 2022 at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.