The Misanthrope

Fri 15 Feb to Sat 9 Mar 2013

£12 - £23

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

Neil Caple

Dubois

Simon Coates - Philinte

Simon Coates

Philinte

Leander Deeny - Clitandre

Leander Deeny

Clitandre

Daniel Goode - Oronte

Daniel Goode

Oronte

Alison Pargeter - Eliante

Alison Pargeter

Eliante

George Potts - Acaste

George Potts

Acaste

Zara Tempest-Walters - Celimene

Zara Tempest-Walters

Celimene

Colin Tierney - Alceste

Colin Tierney

Alceste

Harvey Virdi - Arsinoe

Harvey Virdi

Arsinoe

Company

Roger McGough after Moliere Written By

Gemma Bodinetz Directed By

Michael Taylor Designed By

Paul Keogan Lighting By

Fergus O'Hare Sound By

Peter Coyte Music By

Ginny Schiller CDG Casting Director

Charlotte Broom Choreographer

Matthew Xia Assistant Director

Reviews

The Misanthrope

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

The Misanthrope

★★★★
"a whimsical delight"
"a blast of baroque splendour"
The Guardian

The Misanthrope

★★★★
"delightful"
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