The Story of Hortense Schneider
She came to Paris to sing and then…
Bouffe! makes its triumphant return to the Brighton Fringe Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th June 8pm, wine bar from 7.30pm
For the revival, we are delighted that the Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell, has created our new poster (left).
"Highly recommended. If you missed it, you'll be kicking yourself!" Brighton Fringe Review
Bouffe! takes the audience into the bohemian world of 1850s Paris.
After making her début in Offenbach's boulevard theatre, the young Hortense quickly finds success in the new craze for Bouffe, the new risqué style of French operetta.
With script and translations by Stephen Plaice, the music of Offenbach & Donizetti tells the story of Paris's most celebrated diva and courtesan.
Jean-François (Jon Grave) and Hortense (Lila Palmer) Photograph © Strat Mastoris
Station Master (Marcia Bellamy) Photograph © Strat Mastoris
Cécile (Red Gray) and Jean-François (Jon Grave) Photograph © Strat Mastoris
Duc de Gramont-Cadérousse (Marcia Bellamy) and Hortense Schneider (Lila Palmer) Photograph © Strat Mastoris