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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.

Cast/Performers

Damian Lewis (Alceste), Keira Knightley (Jennifer), Tara Fitzgerald, Dominic Rowan, Tim McMullan, Chuk Iwuji, Kelly Price, Nicholas Le Provost

Creatives/Company

Author: Martin Crimp (based on the play by Moliere)
Producer(s): Howard Panter, Tali Pelman (for the Ambassador Theatre Group), Sweet Pea Productions, Tulchin, Bartner Productions
Director: Thea Sharrock
Design: Hildegard Bechtler

The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01335687828. Details of all The Misanthrope archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1418266744

Archive Listings

5 Dec 09
to
13 Mar 10
The Harold Pinter Theatre
West End
Greater London

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