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The Misanthrope archiveAngry playwright Alceste detests the superficial world of show business and has an uncomfortable habit of speaking his mind even when it is against his own best interests. The trouble is he has fallen passionately in love with a twenty year old Hollywood starlet who, while claiming to reciprocate his feelings, continues to flirt outrageously with a whole series of influential media personalities in order to further her career. Will love triumph over cynicism and the individual over the pack or are they set on a cruel collision course? Martin Crimp whisks Moliere's 17th-century masterpiece from the court of Louis XIV straight into the heart of the contemporary London media scene to explore the conflict between integrity and success. Losing none of the biting flavour of the original, Crimp's version is fast, witty and complete with rhyming couplets.

Author Martin Crimp (based on the play by Moliere).

Archive listings for The Misanthrope

Work type: Play.

T01335687828

Producer Howard Panter. Producer Tali Pelman (for the Ambassador Theatre Group). Producer Sweet Pea Productions. Producer Tulchin / Bartner Productions. Director Thea Sharrock. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Performer Damian Lewis (Alceste). Performer Keira Knightley (Jennifer). Performer Tara Fitzgerald. Performer Dominic Rowan. Performer Tim McMullan. Performer Chuk Iwuji. Performer Kelly Price. Performer Nicholas Le Provost.
5 Dec 09 to 13 Mar 10The Harold Pinter Theatre, West End :: V386
listing details L01436634889

T01078833895

Company Tower Theatre Company. Director Emmeline Winterbotham.
27 Oct 09 to 31 Oct 09Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L822498234

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