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French Without Tears 
By Terence Rattigan

English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre

Cast (2016) Tim Delap, Ariane Gray, Ziggy Heath, Alex Large, Florence Roberts, Beatriz Romilly and Alistair Toovey, Joe Eyre and David Whitworth

Director Paul Miller
Designer Simon Daw
Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday
Composer David Shrubsole
Sound Associate Becky Smith
Costume Supervisor Holly Rose Henshaw
Casting Consultant Ellie Collyer-Bristow
Associate Director Spencer Noll

Model box with 3D printed elements and technical  drawings


★★★★★ “This is another brilliant revival of a genuinely funny play with a fantastic cast. If you missed it before, grab your chance now.” Essential Surrey

★★★★★ “Rattigan would surely have approved of Paul Miller’s vigorous handling of this youthful piece” Alan Franks, London Theatre1

★★★★★ “All in all this is a delectable, inventive yet respectful revival of a classic comedy that guarantees a rewarding theatrical night out. Not to be missed.” Plays to See

★★★★”a hoot of an evening with just enough heart.” David Jays, The Sunday Times

★★★★ “Paul Miller’s enjoyable production bustles with youthful insouciance” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

“Paul Miller’s revival of the play is deliriously funny from beginning to end… It’s staggeringly good. It’s riotously funny. Eighty years later, Rattigan’s first big hit is a hit again.” Dan Rebellato

★★★★ “Fans of Rattigan won’t want to miss Paul Miller’s adept revival” Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

★★★★ “Paul Miller’s witty production perfectly captures the play’s exuberance and charm. The predominantly youthful cast are splendidly authentic.” Michael Arditti, Sunday Express  

★★★★ “a charming and deeply observant study of British masculinity, deftly revived here by Paul Miller. It’s light as a soufflé” Sarah Hemming, FT

★★★★ “as fresh as summer strawberries, funny, and full of fizz… There is something vivacious and summery about this delightfully entertaining and hilarious production” The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “Terence Rattigan’s charming, lighthearted and rarely revived play is brought to sparkling life in Paul Miller’s excellently directed production” Broadway World

“Miller pitches this revival so perfectly, with so much charm and intelligence and lightness of touch” Boycotting Trends

★★★★ “a deliciously funny revival” British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “It is neatly and wittily woven, and gallops merrily along under Paul Miller’s brisk direction” Libby Purves, Theatre Cat 

★★★★ “the piece has an evergreen freshness about it. It catches the evanescent, mood-shifting nature of youth itself, with all its lovable-hateful neuroses and unavoidable foibles.” Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

★★★★ “Enormously enjoyable.” Neil Norman, Daily Express

★★★★ “Paul Miller’s energetic and appealing production is fleet and funny.” Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk