Theatre Royal, 4th-6th March 2013
A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations revealed as the locals think that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. This fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny and dramatic climax.
Directed by Lizzy Carr
Produced by Jo Whitty
Annelies de Jong