Acclaimed ‘French Without Tears’ come to Oldham on national tour

FOLLOWING AN acclaimed sell-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre, London last year, ‘French Without Tears’ will stop at Oldham Coliseum Theatre this month as part of its 2016 national tour.

English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre’s production of French Without Tears is being revived for a trip around the country and will be in Oldham from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 October.

The play tells of a group of young English men, who arrive at Monsieur Maingot’s French School for the summer to cram for the Diplomatic exam, but their concentration is disrupted by a beautiful visitor, Diana Lake.

They soon discover there’s only one thing harder to understand than a new language – girls.

(French Without Tears Production Photos
Photo Credit: The Other

‘French Without Tears’ was Terence Rattigan’s first smash-hit success. Other major works include: The Deep Blue Sea, The Browning Version, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy. He was knighted in 1971 for services to theatre.

This tour launches the Regional Touring Network, an Arts Council England Strategic Touring consortium of nine regional venues with whom English Touring Theatre produce and tour high quality drama.

The Regional Touring Network includes venues in Exeter, Harrogate, Barnstaple, Cheltenham, Doncaster, Poole, Warwick, Oldham, and Huddersfield.

English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre’s production at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2015 received four-star reviews from the Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Daily Express, the Sunday Telegraph and The Stage.

French Without Tears runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 October 2016.

Tickets can be booked by calling 0161 624 2829 or online at



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