In an age where 'alternative facts' and 'fake news' make headlines in newspapers and on TV news, Exchange Theatre reimagines Moliere's satire on the 17th century French court, The Misanthrope, and sets it in a 21st century TV newsroom.
The Misanthrope at Camden People's Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Started: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available


Performances will be staged in both English and French as follows:

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

Molière's 17th century masterpiece Le Misanthrope is transposed to a 21st century TV newsroom in MISANTHROPE directed by David Furlong, Off West Award Best Director nominee.


Costumed in modern dress and surrounded with high tech equipment this production makes relevant this enduring classic as it serves to explore the idea of gossip, innuendo and ultimately fake news.

Here, Alceste who despises the attitudes of his time, preferring to avoid flattery or deceit, and tell the truth no matter what the consequences, is a handsome news anchor in love with Célimene, a bright but slightly vain socialite and hard-living gossip columnist.

His search for genuineness against hypocrisy, special interests and treachery calls for a new London production in 2017.

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Previews from:Tuesday 19 June 2018

Press night:Thursday 21 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm






David Furlong (Alceste)

Fanny Dulin (Arsinoe/Eliante)

Anoushka Rava (Célimene)

James Buttling (Clitandre)

Simeon Oakes (Philinte)

Leo Elso (Oronte)

Samuel Arnold (Acaste)


Author: Molière
Director: David Furlong
Production: Exchange Theatre

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