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Performance

VenueThe Harold Pinter Theatre
Other spaces: Formerly The Comedy Theatre.
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th December 2009
Opened17th December 2009
To13th March 2010
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat mats 14:30. Xmas Schedule: Dec 24 14:30 only. No perf. Dec 25. Extra Mat Dec 28,31 at 14:30
PricesFrom £20.00. To £49.50.
What is currently on at The Harold Pinter Theatre (V386)

The Misanthrope

The MisanthropeT01335687828
Angry 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 :: production:T01335687828, play:S1418266744, venue:V386

Production details

Company

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

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