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Shaw Festival 2007 Comments and Reviews-Hotel Peccadillo
  steve  2007-07-05 12:59   The Shaw brochure tells us: "When you put the words Feydeau and “farce” together, the image is immediate. Respectable middle-class folk are manipulated with pin-point precision into a series of increasingly absurd situations where they must try to protect their specific secrets or misdeeds (usually only planned – rarely achieved!)

Hotel Peccadillo is Feydeau at his best, where two old friends, their current amours and several members of their households convene unintentionally at an out-of-the-way hotel that seems only too appropriate for such shenanigans.

But wait – isn’t that Feydeau who is introducing the action? And wasn’t that four Russian airline stewardesses who just dashed across the stage? Yes! We are presenting Feydeau through the eyes of writer-director Morris Panych, in an edgy, contemporary take on an age-old tale, and the combination promises to be provocative, outrageous, but be assured, no less funny! JM"

Will you like this play? Professional reviews are available online and in the media once the show is officially open. However, in our experience, many critics often write reviews that do not match at all with the reaction of our guests.

So, for a more candid reaction, we are asking for comments and reviews from the people who visit us! Jane and I go to all the plays and we will post as soon as we have attended. You too can post your overall rating about the play on a scale of 0 to 4 stars, along with any comments you may have.

Visit the Hotel Peccadillo Shaw page for information and the play schedule.
A strange clash of eras
<  2  & I quite enjoyed the irreverence of Hotel Peccadillo. It takes no prisoners in poking fun at people's sexual foibles and hypocrisies. The set and staging was terrific with some unusual twists. The acting was at the usual high level with several excellent performances. There adaption and direction is by Morris Panych. He often uses contemporary language in an historical setting. It doesn't seem real and I felt it seemed contrived. But all in all, an enjoyable evening. I gave it a 2.5 out of 4.