A Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre co-production

The Misanthrope

A delicious French fancy from the dream team behind 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 Misanthropereunites the dream team of Molière, McGough and Bodinetz for this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy.

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

Cast

Neil Caple
Dubois
Simon Coates
Philinte
Leander Deeny
Clitandre
Daniel Goode
Oronte
Alison Pargeter
Eliante
George Potts
Acaste
Zara Tempest-Walters
Celimene
Colin Tierney
Alceste
Harvey Virdi
Arsinoe

Company

Written By
Roger McGough after Moliere
Directed By
Gemma Bodinetz
Designed By
Michael Taylor
Lighting By
Paul Keogan
Sound By
Fergus O'Hare
Music By
Peter Coyte
Casting Director
Ginny Schiller CDG
Choreographer
Charlotte Broom
Assistant Director
Matthew Xia