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Where There’s a Will

by Georges Feydeau, adapted by Nicki Frei

‘...very well acted.’ WhatsOnStage
‘Charles Edwards has exactly the right ratio of smugness to panic attacks .... Sara Stewart memorably combines elegance and malevolence... Tony Gardner offers great comic value as the perpetually frustrated best friend who never gets his oats. ...hilariously played by Teddy Kempner.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘...brilliantly staged by Peter Hall with a fine cast and a lush period setting fit for the West End.’ British Theatre Guide

Clever, uproariously funny and in the true spirit of classic French farce, Where There’s A Will takes a crafty peek at the game of infidelity and marriage.

A classic by the master of the French farce. Angele – is the wealthy widow of a philanderer and she’s learned that no man can be trusted. Married for the second time, she vows to keep her new husband on a tight leash. But just as she has him where she wants him, things are complicated by the arrival of her husband’s close friend who is determined to pursue her for himself…

This production marks the second collaboration between Director Peter Hall and ETT following their triumphant Uncle Vanya this year. Peter Hall is one of Britain’s most distinguished directors of plays, films and operas. He founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and was subsequently Director of the Royal National Theatre. His many arts awards and nominations include two Tony Awards and an Olivier Award for Lifetime Achievement


Rose Theatre, Kingston

4 - 14 Feb 2009

Cambridge Arts Theatre

17 - 21 Feb 2009

Malvern Theatres

24 - 28 Feb 2009

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

3 - 7 Mar 2009

York Theatre Royal

10 - 14 Mar 2009

The Lowry

17 - 21 Mar 2009

Liverpool Playhouse

31 Mar - 4 Apr 2009

Oxford Playhouse

7 - 11 Apr 2009

Creative Team


Nicki Frei


Sir Peter Hall


Christopher Woods

Lighting Designer

Lucy Carter

Sound Designer

Gregory Clarke

Associate Director

Robert Carson


Gemma Hancock (CDG) and Sam Stevenson (CDG)



Nelly Harker


Jason Thorpe


Sara Stewart


Charles Edwards


Tony Gardner


Teddy Kempner