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The Story of Hortense Schneider

New poster for Bouffe!

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 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