An Absolute Turkey
by Georges Feydeau, Nicki Frei
Full Length Play, Comedy / 9m, 9f
Georges Feydeau, master of farce, displays all his tricks of the trade in this witty, seamless and acutely funny translation. An Absolute Turkey was a West End hit following its London premiere at the Globe Theatre in 1993.
“This brilliantly paced beroom farce is an absolute triumph from start to finish. The witty, highly risque transalation sets the tone for an evening of frenzied Bacchanalian exuberance… [that is] enough to make you weep with laughter.” – Daily Express
“Rises to an inspired climactic crescendo of pandemonium and panic... A night of true escapist pleasure.” – Evening Standard
“In all of drama there is no chracters so busy and so petty, so frantic yet so absurd as the sex-obsessed men and women rattling roun Feydeau’s belle-epoque Paris… How artfully Feydeau raises our expectations and how splendidly he fulfills them.” – The London Times
“An unassailable masterpiece” – The Guardian
“A crowd-pleasing rib-tickler.” – What’s On
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
- Setting: Paris
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
This translation of An Absolute Turkey (Georges Feydeau’s Le Dindon) received its London premiere at the Globe Theatre in London, England, in December 1993.