A Flea in Her Ear

Georges Feydeau
In a new adaptation by Andrew Upton

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13 Oct – 17 Dec 2016

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Venue: Sydney Opera House: Drama Theatre
Theatre Company: Sydney Theatre Company

Duration: 2hrs 20mins (including interval)

World premiere

One revolving bed, three couples, endless possibilities. A classic comedy with a very French twist.

Sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and room-hopping mayhem. Andrew Upton’s brand new adaptation of this classic comedy brings a generous dose of naughtiness and delectable spectacle to Sydney Opera House this summer.

We’re in Paris, 1908. Raymonde Chandebise thinks her husband is having an affair. The truth is, he just can’t get it up. But, when she devises a trap to catch him in the act, she causes a lot more trouble than she bargained for.

At the notoriously seedy Snatch Time hotel, a cavalcade of characters run in and out of bedrooms. They are chasing the ones they love, the ones they want to love and the ones who stole their loves away. From a jealous Lothario to a doppelgänger porter, from a lecherous financier to a frustrated maid, everyone gets in on the act and nobody gets any sleep.

Award-winning director Simon Phillips (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) is in his element orchestrating the madcap antics. Reuniting with his frequent collaborator, designer Gabriela Tylesova, these two giants of Australian theatre bring a visionary touch to this high-speed comedy of errors.

The original playwright Georges Feydeau was a promiscuous, cocaine-snorting figurehead of Paris’ hedonistic counterculture. He was also the consummate humorist of the Belle Époque – A Flea in Her Ear, his key work, has remained in the repertoire of theatre companies around the world since its premiere in 1907.

Constructed with the technical precision and beauty of a Swiss watch, A Flea in Her Ear is a virtuosic display of barely controlled chaos.

Let the fun begin.

Duration 2hrs 20mins (including interval)
Content warning Strong language


Ticket Prices
Single Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $104
Saturday evening B Reserve $94
Adult A Reserve $98
Adult B Reserve $88
Concession $78
Seniors cardholder $89
Preview $76
Under 30 $78