Chabrier's Une Éducation Manquée 2017
This exclusive production of Emmanuel Chabrier’s rarely-performed Une Education Manquée, was originally put together last year for Wilderness Festival, and now we are thrilled to be bringing it to Holt Festival and the Arcola Theatre.
This deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta is set in the time of Louis XVI. Une Education Manquée is the tale of two very young aristocrats who have just been married but are totally innocent of the facts of life: the tutor to whom the young Count turns for advice has spent his whole life out of the world amid books and is equally ignorant. It is only when the disappointed bride, frightened by a thunderstorm, seeks refuge in her husband’s arms that the ‘problem’ solves itself.