French Without Tears


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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 7:30pm - Saturday, 19 November 2016 - 7:30pm
Main stage, 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm
£19 - £10 / Under 26s £7 / Kirklees Passport holders £3 off
English Touring Theatre with The Orange Tree Theatre
Written by: 
Terence Rattigan
Paul Miller
BSL Interpreted Performance: Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm (Seat recommendation D-H 12-18) /Audio Described Performance: Saturday 19 November, 2.30pm
Pre Show Discussion: Wednesday 16 November, 6.30pm / Post Show Discussion: Thursday 17 November


Following a critically acclaimed sell out run at London’s Orange Tree Theatre, Terence Rattigan’s sparkling 1936 comedy whisks us away to the French Riveria this November.


After a group of young men arrive at Monsieur Maingot’s French School for the summer to cram for the Diplomatic exam, their concentration is disrupted by beautiful visitor Diana Lake. Quelle surprise, they must learn another new language: Girls.


At first, it seems pretty simple. Kit loves Diana and she loves him. And Bill. Oh, and darling Alan, of course. Then there’s Jack: she’s in love too. Meanwhile, Babe conceals his feelings… Not so simple after all.


FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS presents an enormously enjoyable entanglement of comic bravado and mischievous deceit, as we witness all the boys going after the same teasing girl. .

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★ The Sunday Times

★★★★ The Evening Standard

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Daily Express


'Paul Miller's revival of the play is deliriously funny from beginning to end... It's staggeringly good' 



FWT production shot

FWT production shot




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