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French Without Tears

Terence Rattigan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3f, 7m

This comedy by the author of Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy premiered in London with Rex Harrison, Trevor Howard and Jessica Tandy in the cast. At a villa on the South Coast of France, a group of young men are being coached in French by a gentleman and his daughter, Jacqueline…

French Without Tears

by  Terence Rattigan

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    3f, 7m
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    • UIL Approved
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    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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This comedy by the author of Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy premiered in London with Rex Harrison, Trevor Howard and Jessica Tandy in the cast. At a villa on the South Coast of France, a group of young men are being coached in French by a gentleman and his daughter, Jacqueline. Learning French is hard, but the experience is made easier by the prescence of the glamorous Diana Lake who proceeds to charm the boys one-by-one until she decamps back to London leaving the forlorn suitors to the willing Jacqueline.

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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  • Time Period: 1930s

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3f, 7m
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Terence Rattigan

(1911–1977) Born in London on the 10th June 1911, Terence Rattigan was educated at Harrow (Scholar) from 1925 to 1930 and Trinity College, Oxford (History Scholarship) BA to 1933. He served as a flight Lieutenant in the Central Command, RAF from 1940 to 1945. In 1934 he had become a full-time playwright. His many su ...

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