Dates and Times
Tue 19 June - Sat 7 July at 8pm
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The following performances will be shown in English: Tue 19 June, Wed 20 June, Thu 21 June, Fri 29 June, Sat 30 June, Tue 3 July, Wed 4 July, Thu 5 July.
The following performances will be shown in French: Fri 22 June, Sat 23 June, Tue 26 June, Wed 27 June, Thu 28 June, Fri 6 July, Sat 7 July.
Presented by Exchange Theatre
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.
Performances will be staged in both English and French.
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.
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.
“This rather wonderful production encapsulates Moliere’s brilliance” -★★★★ LPTheatres (2017)
“Original and entertaining” – ★★★★ RemoteGoat (2017)
‘The company’s talent and vision is highly commendable’ – ★★★★ Londontheatre1 (2016)
“Rock and roll Moliere (…) masterful comedic style, clever and very funny”- ★★★★ The Upcoming (2016)
About the company
Exchange Theatre is an International cultural organization founded in 2006 with a vision of crossing borders of practice and cultures . With a strong visual imagery, original music, multimedia creations and the use of multilingualism, the productions offer to share, with diversed audiences, a deep theatrical experience.