The Secretary Turned CEO at C Venues, Edinburgh
Sexual tension, gross incompetence and barely contained chaos lurk just beneath the surface in this radical re-interpretation of Pergolesi’s comic opera La Serva Padrona. With a bawdy new English libretto inspired by classic sitcoms, pantomime and opera buffa, The Secretary Turned CEO is an accessible modern farce which any office worker can relate to.
C, venue 34, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Dates: 5-31 Aug
Time: 19:20 (0h55)
Ticket prices: £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / children £5.50-£7.50
"A treat of quality, four-ply comedy ... it's ages since I laughed this much at an opera, let alone a Baroque opera" - Paul Kilbey, One Stop Arts * * * *
"A hilarious, accessible modern farce ... had us all in stitches and certainly deserves to be seen again" - Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
"A genuine hit ... sterling performances from both the bumbling CEO and his calculating secretary" - Matthew Rees, Ham & High