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
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
"Michael Taylor’s designs are a witty interpretation of the 17th-century French style"