ARTS / Theatre Competition: Tickets for 'An Absolute Turkey'

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FARCE, John Mortimer once observed, is tragedy played at about 120 revolutions a minute. Marital deception, moral exposure, nasty accidents, the stuff of Feydeau's An Absolute Turkey, would have us cringing in our seats were it not for the breakneck pace of these various crises, creating a physical theatre that foreshadows the craziness of the silent screen. A new translation by Peter Hall and Nicki Frei sharpens the verbal gags; fine physical timing from a cast including Felicity Kendal, Griff Rhys Jones and Nicholas Le Prevost does the rest to make hilarious entertainment. We have 10 pairs of top-price tickets to give away. Answer the questions below on a postcard and send to Turkey, Arts Desk, IoS, 40 City Rd, London EC1Y 2DB, by Tues 5 April.

What is the play's original French title?

Where did Feydeau live for the last 10 years of his life?

'An Absolute Turkey': Globe, W1 (071-494 5065) to 28 May. Usual competition rules apply.

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