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Molière, McGough and Bodinetz “a marriage made in heaven” as The Misanthrope proves a triumph

21st February 2013 The Misanthrope_Neil Caple & Colin Tierney © Robert Day

Following Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac the ‘McGoughiere’ team have done it again, with the critics declaring The Misanthrope a "darkly delicious" comedy.

"A whimsical delight" "a blast of baroque splendour" The Guardian Star 4

"Sparkling tragicomedy" "Michael Taylor’s designs are a witty interpretation of the 17th-century French style" The Telegraph Star 4

“A bonbon dipped in pretty poison” "McGough’s text is stuffed with jaunty couplets and cheeky rhymes" The Times Star 4

"The production fizzes with fun" "The entire cast is superb" Liverpool Post Star 5

"Sharp and stylish" "[Colin Tierney's] blissful and immaculately-timed comic performance" Liverpool ECHO 9/10

The Misanthrope_Daniel Goode & Colin Tierney

"Roger McGough’s often silly, always brilliant, thought-provoking verse" “a marriage made in heaven” Seven Streets

“The French connection gets even stronger with their third collaboration - a witty, insightful and impeccably staged” The Stage

"Delightful" What's On Stage Star 4

“Laugh out loud comedy moments” "first class" Liverpool Live

The Misanthrope_Leander Deeny, Zara Tempest-Walters & George Potts © Robert Day

"A highly engaging, comedic and energetic piece of theatre with some great performances" The Public Reviews Star 4

"Brilliant, witty and fun" Tierney gives a commanding performance as the revered Alceste" Click Liverpool 9.5/10

"The rhymes employed by Roger McGough sometimes take one’s breath away" "With Gemma Bodinetz at the helm this play is everything a theatergoer could hope for – brilliant acting, lines, and wit" Theatreworld

The Misanthrope_Simon Coates, Alison Partgeter & Colin Tierney © Robert Day

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