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"Absolutely brilliant!...

can't recommend enough!"


Penicuik High School

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A superb play perfect for teenagers

All in French

50 mins long

Touring until: July 2022

Mon Père Ne Me Comprend Pas is for students who are learning French and have completed at least one year of French at secondary level.13-16 year olds


The story.

Mon père ne me comprend pas is an absolute gem of a play. 

When Hélène doesn't get what she wants for her birthday she wishes for better presents, better family, in fact better everything!

When her wishes start to come true she regrets being so greedy and misses normality.

St Mary's School Ascot. October 2021

"They loved it; fun and relevant to them"

Why so many schools use Onatti as part of language teaching.

This play is performed by two native French actors. The spoken French will be delivered slowly and clearly. We want your students to be able to follow the story, sustain their enjoyment and above all the boost their confidence. 

The plot will highlight many similarities to your student’s life, but in a humorous and exaggerated manner, making them relatable and increasing their enjoyment by empathising with the characters and storylines. 

Take confidence in our pitching of the language.

It is important when creating a play in French to pay careful attention to the written script and delivery of the dialogue.  Our plays will develop your student’s skills in “applying the language they already know” to enable them to follow the story.


We know that new language should always be presented surrounded by familiar vocabulary and phrases to indirectly expose them to unfamiliar words.

Sheets for the play

Every play is accompanied with worksheets. They contain a synopsis of the play, some extracts from the written script and some useful words and phrases

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