Simon Friend Entertainment

A Little Hotel on the Side

Theatre Royal Bath, 2013


This side-splitting work from the supreme master of traditional farce contains all the classic ingredients – thwarted passion, spiralling panic and a seedy hotel where the corridors see more action than the beds – in a completely hilarious evening of mistaken identities and sexual innuendo. Set in 19th century Paris, Monsieur Pinglet and his neighbour’s wife, Marcelle, attempt to get their affair underway by discreetly taking a room at an obscure hotel. But far from the quiet evening of amour they had anticipated, they encounter half of Paris here, including most of their relatives and the Inspector of Public Morality!


Richard Wilson

Richard McCabe

Hannah Waddingham

Steven Beard

Debbie Chazen

Sam Coulson

Tom Edden

Peter Gardiner

David Killick

Danny Kirrane

Stephen Leask

Michael Mears

Hannah Morrish

Luke Newberry

Robert Portal

Natalie Walter

Creative Team

Writer - John Mortimer, after Georges Feydeau

Director – Lindsay Posner

Designer – Michael Taylor

Lighting – Paul Pyant

Sound – John Leonard

Fight director – Alison de Burgh