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The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



The Misanthrope


Disgusted with French society where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues.
The Misanthrope at Network Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Network Theatre
Starts: Wed 20 May 2020
Closes: Sat 23 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Affection I can endure, affectation I abhor.


Empty phrases, meaningless gestures of faked good-will.


These affable dispensers of embraces make me ill.


Disgusted with French society where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues.


But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all?


And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting?


Considered by many to be Molière's best work, The Misanthrope was first performed in 1666 in Paris by the King's Players.


Following the huge successes of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, master wordsmith Roger McGough once again dips his quill into a Molière classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid seventeenth-century French aristocracy and written in verse.


Background


AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION BY PERMISSION OF UNITED AGENTS ON BEHALF OF ROGER MCGOUGH.

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246A Lower Road
Waterloo
London SE1 8SF

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 20 May 2020

Closes:Saturday 23 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

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Creatives


Author: Roger McGough (after Molière)
Director: Jenny Fox

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