A delicious French fancy from the dream team behind the hit shows Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac
Disgusted with French society, where powdered fops gossip in code and be-jewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues.
But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all?
And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting….?
Following the huge success of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, The Misanthrope reunites the dream team of Molière, McGough and Bodinetz for this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy.
9/10 Liverpool ECHO
What's On Stage
The Public Reviews
9.5/10 Click Liverpool
Liverpool Sound and Vision
The Misanthrope will tour the UK in Spring 2013.
“McGough’s cheeky verse and Bodinetz’s sparkling production”
Sunday Times on Tartuffe
“Piled high with scatological humour and tongue–in-cheek French badinage, a joy”
The Telegraph on The Hypochondriac
“Guaranteed to lift your spirits and keep them high… The best tonic”
The Mail on Sunday on The Hypochondriac
A Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and English Touring Theatre co-production.
Fri 15 Feb to Sat 9 Mar at the Playhouse
Evenings: 7.30pm (except TWILIGHT PERFORMANCE at 5:30pm on 27 Feb)
Matinées: 1:30pm on 21 & 28 Feb and 7 Mar; 2pm on 23 Feb, 2 & 9 Mar
Age recommendation: 12+
Running Times: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)
Audio Described: Thu 28 Feb at 1:30pm, 7.30pm
Captioned: Sat 9 Mar at 2pm
Afterwords: Wed 27 Feb