Don Juan at Hoxton Hall
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Comedy - Off-West End - Shows
Theatre Lab Company bring Molière's Don Juan, directed by Anastasia Revi to Hoxton Hall from 25 April to 12 May 2018.
Image: Hoxton Hall
Following their acclaimed Salome at Hoxton Hall in February 2017, and recent well-received production of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn at the Tabard Theatre, Theatre Lab Company are returning to Hoxton Hall to present Don Juan.
The production will run from 25 April to 12 May 2018.
Written by Molière and first performed in 1665, this version has been translated by Brett Bodemer.
The production is directed by Anastasia Revi who won the 2016 Theatre Award for Best Director of the Year for Shakespeare's Macbeth at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, and the Women's Award for Theatre in Athens.
She was nominated for Greece's Woman of the Year Award (2017) in the Director's Category and a finalist in the Greek International Women Awards (GIWA, British Museum, London, 2017) in the Arts & Design category.
About the company
Theatre Lab Company is a London based international company renowned for mesmerising imagery, physical performance and visual storytelling.
Sponsors include Arts Council England, Awards for All, Secretariat General of Greeks Abroad, and private foundations.
The Company has participated in festivals in Avignon, Edinburgh, London, Greece, Belgrade, Dublin, Prague and New York.
Recent credits include: Jamaica Inn (Tabard Theatre), Salome (Hoxton Hall & Tour), Dancing with the Devil: A Play about Rudolf Nureyev (Lilian Baylis, Sadler's Wells), and ancient Greek classics Antigone, The Oresteia, Lysistrata and Medea (Riverside Studios).
(You can read a selection of press reviews for Theatre Lab's previous productions here).
'There is nothing that can halt the impetuosity of my desires: I have a heart to love all the world; and like Alexander, I wish that there were other worlds, so I could march in and make my amorous conquests there as well'. (Don Juan)
Charming … egocentric … atheist … philanderer … recently wed, Don Juan is about to commit adultery against his new wife.
Accompanied by his servant, Sganarelle, he sets out in pursuit of his next amorous conquest.
Sganarelle challenges his master's libertine views as the pair engages in a hilarious philosophical debate to defend their equally self-serving moralities.
Don Juan is remorseless, unrepentant and has a voracious libido.
Sganarelle is clever, pious and ambitious.
Set against the backdrop of the Venice Carnival, Don Juan is a black comedy that follows the last day of the legendary playboy's life.
Peter Rae (Don Juan)
David Furlong (Sgannarelle)
Emmanuela Lia (Elvira)
Benoît Gouttenoire (Gusman/Charlotte/The Beggar/Don Alonse/ M.Dimanche)
Samuel Lawrence (Pierrot/Mathurine/Don Carlos/Don Luis/Statue)
Signe Preston (Illusion of Love)
Author: Molière, translated by Brett Bodemer
Director: Anastasia Revi
Designer: Valentina Sanna
Lighting: Chuma Emembolu
Production: Theatre Lab Company
From: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 12 May 2018
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