By Roger McGough after Molière
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz
How to lose friends and infuriate people!
Poet Alceste is disgusted with French society. Powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans wherever he looks. In pursuit of honesty, he embarks on a one-man crusade against forked-tongues and fakery. But could the woman he has fallen in love with be the worst culprit of all? And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove just revolting?
Master wordsmith Roger McGough dips his quill into a Molière classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy. Considered by many to be Molière’s best work, The Misanthrope joins the creative forces of McGough, director Gemma Bodinetz and English Touring Theatre.
Not to be missed.
Anarchic, irreverent and hysterically funny… Flawless. Observer on Roger McGough’s Tartuffe
Stuffed with jaunty couplets and cheeky rhymes…Darkly delicious**** Times
A whimsical delight… a blast of baroque splendour... Glittering**** Guardian
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Drama | Running Time: : Approx 2hrs 30mins inc interval