“My dear fellow. Dreadfully sorry. I’ll be marrying your wife.”
A charming politician and his glamorous new wife evoke a picture of marital bliss. Her first husband was a liar and a cheat. Her second is a different batch of chromosomes altogether. Not only is he chairman of the Feminist Forum but he clearly adores her. He says so, repeatedly, usually on Thursday nights when he goes out to ‘stretch his legs’. Her suspicions are obviously hormonal. But when he resorts to illusion to maintain the delusion, well, there’s a lot of confusion. If experience has taught her anything it’s the need to fight fire with fire, lies with more lies and every last trick with pure magic…
A comic marvel from the master of French farce, Georges Feydeau, Every Last Trick is an ingenious look at the game of infidelity and marriage, given fresh life by Tamsin Oglesby.
Georges Feydeau (1862-1921) is best known for his enduring farces, such as A Flea in her Ear, yet he wrote over 20 monologues for actors to perform at charity concerts and in fashionable drawing rooms.
Tamsin Oglesby's previous plays include Only the Lonely (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Us and Them, My Best Friend (Hampstead Theatre) and Two Lips Indifferent Red (Bush Theatre).