The Surprise of Love archiveThe beautiful Marquise has been left a widow tragically young... The handsome chevalier has been deserted by the love of his life who has decided to take holy orders... Both have sworn never to lose their hearts again... Neither had reckoned with the surprise of love. UK Premiere. Marivaux was the most important French playwright of the 18th Century. Considered by his contemporaries as 'the doctor of the human heart', he wrote many comedies for the Comedie-Francaise and the Comedie-Italienne in Paris. This will be the first time Marivaux's The Surprise of Love will have been seen by a British audience.


Peter Bramhill, Adam Jackson-Smith, Frances McNamee, Laura Rees, Milo Twomey, Samantha Robinson


Author: Pierre de Marivaux
Producer: Ustinov Studio Company
Director: Laurence Boswell
Design: Ti Green
Lighting(s): Ben Ormerod, Richard Howell
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
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The Surprise of Love

The Surprise of Love (Play) production archive for QTIX code T784516432. Details of all The Surprise of Love archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1577296619

Archive Listings

9 Nov 11
22 Dec 11
Theatre Royal
Bath & North East Somerset

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