The final casting for David Furlong’s upcoming production of Moliere’s The Misanthrope has been confirmed.
Playing at the Camden People’s Theatre from the 19th June until the 7th July, this new production of Moliere’s 17th century comedy of manners will be performed in English and French on different days.
The production is directed by and stars Off West End Awards Best Director nominee David Furlong. He will be joined on stage by Fanny Dulin (Arsinoe/Eliante), Anoushka Rava (Célimene), James Buttling (Clitandre), Simeon Oakes (Philinte), Leo Elso (Oronte), Samuel Arnold (Acaste).
In an age with ‘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 relocates 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. 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, is a handsome news anchor in love with Célimene, a bright but slightly vain socialite and hard-living gossip columnist.
The English dates for the production are 19th to 21st June, 29th & 30th June, 3rd to 5th July 2018, while the French dates are between 22nd and 23rd June, 26th to 28th June, 6th and 7th July 2018.
This new production is presented by Exchange Theatre 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.
The Misanthrope will play at the Camden People’s Theatre from the 19th June until the 7th July. For more information visit: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/