Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
A darkly comic, Mel Brooks style parody of the famous D.H. Lawrence novel.
(Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Age Guidance 16+)
Now Booking Venues – October/November 2018 Tour
Contact lawrence (at) happyidiot.co.uk for more information
Following the story-line of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, but with some twists along the way; there will be long contemplative looks into the middle distance, moments of touching drama, plenty of farce and a gentle stroke of innuendo.
Lord Clifford Chatterley comes home to his wife, Constance (Lady Chatterley) from a war that has left the world in tatters. With his legs also left in tatters, Clifford returns to Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair.
Despite Clifford’s impotence, a subject that all struggle to avoid; it is his duty as a man to have an heir. However, with the added pressure of being a success in his intellectual and industrial pursuits, Clifford and Constance become distanced, leading to a passionate, sexual and curiously experimental affair between Lady Chatterley and the estate gamekeeper: Mellors.
Expect high drama, high comedy and highly raised eyebrows in what will be a fantastic show for those who know the novel as well as those who are coming to it for the first time.
“…will quite simply leave you wiping the tears of laughter from your face.”
★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
“One of the funniest takes on a classic at the fringe this year.”
★★★★ Fringe Guru
“…a hilarious watch, constantly charming and remains true to the spirit of D.H. Lawrence’s work
★★★★ Ed Fringe Reviews
★★★★ The Latest
“Subersive, Iventive and as witty as it was rude.” – East Anglian Daily Times
Stephen Wrentmore (Lighthouse Theatre Poole)
Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover is silly and irreverent, masterfully delivered and great fun. It brings together the best of clowning with the absurdity of love. Think The Naked Gun and Airplane! and mix it with a stiff upper lip and forget-me-nots.
Oscar French (King’s Head Theatre, London)
Not: Lady Chatterly’s Lover was slick, laugh-out-loud funny and downright entertaining. A fantastic introduction to the novel for those who have never read it, a mischevious new spin for those that have and fun for absolutely everyone.
Stephen Harper (Told by An Idiot)
Working with Lawrence and Happy Idiot was a real pleasure. Their approach to each new idea is full of skill, passion and wit.
Annie Sertich (Groundlings LA Main Company)
After working with Happy Idiot, I watched Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover next to someone in their 20s and someone in their 70s. Both loved it. That, to me, is good theater!