Performance

VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From4th October 2011
Opened6th October 2011
To29th October 2011
When19:45. Sun 16:00
PricesFrom £16.00. To £16.00.
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The Social Climber

T0543046050
An adaptation of Moliere's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. Having made his money in the rag trade, Monsieur Jourdain prepares for High Society by studying music, dancing, fencing and philosophy. He insists that his daughter, Lucile, will marry royalty. And so she does... Sort of. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) is unjustly neglected. Conceived as a comedie-ballet for Louis XIV, it demands musical resources far beyond the means of present-day theatre producers. And yet its hilarious take on the evergreen theme of social climbing merits pride of place in Moliere s catalogue of satires on human foibles: misanthropy, hypocrisy, greed, etc. This sparkling adaptation brings the play to life for 21st century English-speaking audiences for the first time.
Author Paddy Gormley


Archive :: production:T0543046050, play:S671166193, venue:V1170

Production details

Company

Company Logos Theatre Company
Translation Paddy Gormley
Director Kenneth Michaels
Costume Michael Baldwin
Lighting Edmund Sutton
Performer Matthew Carter
Performer Gabrielle Douglas
Performer Rosemary Francis
Performer Phil Gerrard
Performer Rhys Lawton
Performer Nadia Ostacchini
Performer Lindsey Readman
Performer Roger Sansom
Performer Peter Saracen
Performer Maggie Turner

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