Exeter Alternative Theatre (EAT) is very proud to present three superb short plays from the 1920’s London Grand Guignol repertoire that explore the more farcical side of life. Filled with quintessentially British wit and humor, these wonderfully crafted pieces of theatre history, complete with traditionally Guignol-esque plot twists, are sure to delight and entertain a modern audience as much as they did nearly 100 years ago.
EAT, with their growing reputation for delivering critically acclaimed productions that are a little different to the norm, believe these gems from an almost forgotten theatrical genre should be experienced and enjoyed once again.
Originally written for, and performed in London’s West End in the 1920’s, these classic Grand Guignol farces feature some timeless comedy scenarios: the lengths to which a ‘respectable’ woman will go to in order to protect her reputation; the downfall of an unfaithful spouse and the desperate attempts of the greedy to extort money from a dying relative.
Unlike EAT’s previous productions these plays portray the lighter side of Grand Guignol, but are still guaranteed to pack a terrific punch.