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The Misanthrope

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Master wordsmith Roger McGough dips his quill into a Molière' classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy. Read More >

Master wordsmith Roger McGough dips his quill into a Molière’ classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy.

Considered by many to be Molière’s best work, The Misanthrope will again join the creative forces of McGough, Director Gemma Bodinetz and English Touring Theatre to complete a tricolour of Molière comedies following the huge successes of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac.

Poet Alceste is disgusted with French society. Powdered fops gossip in code and be-jewelled coquettes whisper behind fans wherever he looks. In pursuit of honesty, he embarks on a one-man crusade against forked-tongues, frippery and fakery. But could the woman he has fallen in love with be the worst culprit of all? As Alceste dreams of a pas de deux, are the only deux of Célimène her faces? And in this rarified world will his revolution prove just revolting?

 

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 02/04/2013

Closing Night: 06/04/2013

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Gemma Bodinetz

Producer - English Touring Theatre & Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

Author - Roger McGough