RedBlonde Productions


The Story of Hortense Schneider

Poster for Bouffe!

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.


Known to Chichester audiences for the emotionally entralling In & Out of Love, RedBlondeProductions now bring their unique style of opera theatre to the Assembly Room. The music of Donizetti and Offenbach tell the story of Paris's greatest diva and courtesan.


"If you miss it, you'll be kicking yourself."
Brighton Fringe Review 2015

Written and directed by Stephen Plaice

8pm, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th February 2016
The Assembly Room, Chichester
£20 Cabaret Seating : buy your tickets here
Wine Bar from 7.30pm

  Jean-François and Hortense

Jean-François (Jon Grave) and Hortense (Lila Palmer) Photograph © Strat Mastoris

Station Master

Station Master (Marcia Bellamy) Photograph © Strat Mastoris

Cécile and Jean-François

Cécile (Red Gray) and Jean-François (Jon Grave) Photograph © Strat Mastoris

Duc de Gramont-Cadérousse and Hortense Schneider

Duc de Gramont-Cadérousse (Marcia Bellamy) and Hortense Schneider (Lila Palmer) Photograph © Strat Mastoris