Based on Maupassant's comic short story, The House of Madam Tellier.
Set in a small dockside brothel
Madam T and her girls entertain local worthies in her genteel parlour, offering the promise and the glimpse of the erotic and the exotic. An improvised family evolves in this place where private desires and pain are embraced in an atmosphere of tea, illicit sex and sympathy. When Madam T is asked to revisit her own country family as communion sponsor for her niece, her entire entourage decamps to her home village.
The original production also featured a large local chorus. The part of Constance was played on alternate nights by two actors.
21 April 2005
Presented as part of Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture in association with Cork Operaworks.
Produced by Meridian Theatre Company
c/o RevereSouth DouglasCorkRepublic of Ireland
The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.
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