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LA VIE PARISIENNE

8th-10th June 2017
Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, Eltham SE9 5TG

Date/Time Price
Thursday 8th June 2017 (7:30) £13.00
Friday 9th June 2017 (7:30) £13.00
Saturday 10th June 2017 (2:30) £11.00
Saturday 10th June 2017 (7:30) £13.00

Synopsis

Two young Parisians Raoul and Bobinet, are in love with Metella, a young woman with aspirations to High Society. She rejects them in favour of a richer, older man. The two Dandies plot a scam hoping that aristocratic ladies might provide more opportunities!

Rich tourists have arrived in Paris including the lecherous Baron Gondremark and his wife, Brazil, a millionaire bent on spending money as quickly as possible, and a glove-maker called Gabrielle, who catches Brazil’s eye. Raoul, disguised as a guide, invites the Baron and Baroness to stay with him, pretending his house is the Grand Hotel. Metella arrives at the house, hoping to make up with him. But when Raoul tells her another woman is occupying her room, Metella leaves set on revenge. Meanwhile the Baron has fallen for Metella. To distract the Baron, Raoul arranges a party, which takes place at the home of Bobinet’s wealthy aunt, whose servant, Pauline, totally fascinates the Baron.

Raoul invites Metella, Brazil and Gabrielle and more of his friends to pretend to be aristocrats. The party is a romp of mayhem and humour, and all the relationships get sorted in the end.

Music by Jacques Offenbach Original libretto by H. Meilhac and L. Halevy
New book and lyrics by Phil Park. Music adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer
This amateur production is given by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD.

Cast List

Character Played By
Gabrielle Corinna Renton 
Baroness Gondremarck Jackie Mitchell 
Metella Philippa Watts 
Pauline Sue Vernon 
Julie Naomi Stevens 
Louise Bethan Seers 
Raoul Guy Withers 
Bobinet Arthur Bruce 
Brazil Colin Decker 
Baron Gondremarck Mark Stannard 
Pierre John Sheppey 
Jacques John Snell 
Marcel David Fisher 
Alphonse Martin Davies 
Station Master Peter Lake 
Porter Christopher Perks 



Forthcoming Concerts

A la Carte, 13th - 21st October 2017
13th October 2017, 7:30 pm Carlton Centre, Carlton Road Sidcup DA14 6AH £10.00 inc hot supper
14th October 2017, 7:30 pm Carlton Centre, Carlton Road Sidcup DA14 6AH £10.00 inc hot supper
15th October 2017, 2:30 pm Carlton Centre, Carlton Road Sidcup DA14 6AH £10.00 inc Cream Tea
21st October 2017, 7:30 pm The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wickham Street, Welling DA16 3QU £10.00 inc wine and nibbles