A NORTHWICH theatre is hoping to transport audiences to 19th century Paris with its latest comedy.

Harlequin Theatre, based in Queen Street, promises an evening of ‘whirlwind insanity and a treat to tickle everyone’s funny bones’. 

‘Sauce for the Goose’ takes to the stage between Wednesday, February 28, and Saturday, March 2. 

Audiences will be taken back to the Golden Age in Paris in the 1890s, known as the Belle Époque, a period of great optimism in France when the arts flourished.

During the course of the play, husbands secretly meet lovers and wives secretly become mistresses - but who will be caught and can things be forgiven?  

The playwright is the legendary Georges Feydeau, also known the Father of Farce, and the inspiration for many comedy programmes you see today.

He was a French playwright around the turn of the century, remembered for his farces, written between 1886 and 1914.

Harlequin Theatre’s performance of Sauce for the Goose is directed by Malcolm Barker, who is well known to theatre regulars as a provider of laughs, often putting on comedies to provide some much-needed winter laughs. 

Tickets for reserved seats are available online at harlequinplayers.com or by phone on 01606 246831.

The performances take place at 7.45pm each night, with a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday.

Every party of four gets a 25 per cent discount off the standard ticket price. Adults tickets are £11, student tickets are £10 and under 16s tickets are £6.