Misanthrope at Camden People's Theatre
Monday 4 June 2018
London Fringe - Shows
Casting announced for Exchange Theatre's reimagined version of Molière's satire on the 17th century French court, The Misanthrope - relocated to a 21st century TV newsroom and with performances in English and French.
Cast of Misanthrope from Exchange Theatre
Final casting has been announced for a new production of Molière's The Misanthtrope - starring and directed by Off West End Awards Best Director nominee David Furlong.
The play will run at Camden People's Theatre from 19 June to 7 July, with performances in ...
English: 19 to 21 June, 29 & 30 June, 3 to 5 July 2018
French: 22 & 23 June, 26 to 28 June, 6 & 7 July 2018.
In an age in which 'alternative facts' and 'fake news' make headlines in newspapers and on TV news, Exchange Theatre reimagines Molière's satire on the 17th century French court - The Misanthrope - relocating it to a 21st century TV newsroom.
The play focuses on Alceste who despises the attitudes of his time, preferring to avoid flattery or deceit, and telling the truth no matter what the consequences.
Searching for genuineness against hypocrisy, special interests and treachery, in this version of the play he is a handsome news anchor in love with Célimene, a bright but slightly vain socialite and hard-living gossip columnist.
Costumed in modern dress and surrounded by high tech equipment, this production makes relevant this enduring classic as it strives to explore the idea of gossip, innuendo and ultimately fake news.
About the company
Exchange Theatre is an international company established in 2006 in London in order to translate and produce unknown or rare French-speaking plays in English.
Led by David Furlong and Fanny Dulin, the company translates plays from major French playwrights for the first time in London and off Broadway.
They were resident at the French Institute from 2010 to 2012.
In 2017, the company premiered The Doctor in Spite of Himself at Drayton ArmsTheatre and David Furlong was nominated Best Director at the Off West End awards.
David Furlong (Alceste)
Fanny Dulin (Arsinoe/Eliante)
Anoushka Rava (Célimene)
James Buttling (Clitandre)
Simeon Oakes (Philinte)
Leo Elso (Oronte)
Samuel Arnold (Acaste)
Director: David Furlong
Production: Exchange Theatre
Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
From: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 7 July 2018
English dates: 19 to 21 June, 29 & 30 June, 3 to 5 July 2018
French dates: 22 & 23 June, 26 to 28 June, 6 & 7 July 2018