La Serva Padrona / The Stage

“It’s neat and clever comedy. Harry Fehr’s staging, with a lavish modern set by Becs Andrews, overlays the simplicity of the original wherein the servant Serpina connives to persuade her elderly master Umberto to marry her. To this archetypal scenario is added an over-complex scenario of dressing-up hinting at the fantasies of a middle-aged client with his female escort – the nurse’s uniform, the schoolboy and so on” George Hall

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