La Serva Padrona

Meaning ‘servant as boss’ this version of La Serva Padrona reimagined the protagonists as husband and wife working through their marital problems.

Becs Andrews provides a fine setting”


The set is a early 1960’s hotel room (the dying days of the english servant class), with echoes of the Rocco style (cream and gold detailing, Louis XV chairs); it is reminiscent of the windowless romantic grotto where the gentry played out their milkmaid fantasies, and with its various levels alludes to a tiered wedding cake.

“Harry Fehr’s staging, with a lavish modern set by Becs Andrews, overlays the simplicity of the original”

The Stage