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Meine faire Dame – ein Sprachlabor

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Delightfully witty and (very) loosely based on My Fair Lady, Meine faire Dame is set in a language laboratory where its characters attempt to learn English from a very eccentric professor – with a secret to hide.

Returning from a conference on southern English accents, Hungarian linguist Professor Karpathy finds an enormous bouquet of flowers waiting for him. Aghast, he finds a note scribbled in blood-red ink with a very sinister message in the form of a threatening riddle. Who could have sent it? Is his secret cover blown? He only has until midnight to solve the mystery or face the consequences…

Delightfully witty and (very) loosely based on My Fair Lady, Meine faire Dame is set in a language laboratory where its characters attempt to learn English from a very eccentric professor – with a secret to hide.

Director Christoph Marthaler, one of Europe’s most acclaimed and influential directors whose work has rarely been seen in the UK, skillfully blends music by Weber, Wagner, Bryan Adams and Ravel into a subversive, profound and very funny examination of language and linguistic confusion.

Language
Performed in English and German with English supertitles

Theater Basel

 

Christoph Marthaler Director

Anna Viebrock Staging

Sarah Schittek Costume designer

HeidVoegelinLights Lighting designer

Malte Ubenauf / Julie Paucker Dramaturgy

14 August 2012

  • Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre
  • 120 minutes
  • £25 - £30*

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