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.

Terence Rattigan’s sparkling 1936 comedy was the first smash-hit success from the writer of The Deep Blue Sea, After the Dance and The Winslow Boy.

Estimated running time 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)

An Orange Tree Theatre and English Touring Theatre co-production

Photos: The Other Richard
Tim Delap
David Whitworth
Joe Eyre
Ariane Gray
Ziggy Heath
Alex Large
Florence Roberts
Beatriz Romilly
Alistair Toovey
Costume SupervisorHolly Rose Henshaw
Composer David Shrubsole
Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday
Casting Consultant Ellie Collyer-Bristow
DirectorPaul Miller
Sound AssociateBecky Smith
Associate DirectorSpencer Noll
DesignerSimon Daw