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The Misanthrope by the Exchange Theatre
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MISANTHROPE by the Exchange Theatre Company

From 19/06/2018 at 20:00 to 07/07/2018 at 22:00

By Molière, directed by David Furlong

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.

 


DATES
19 June 2018 – 7 July 2018
From Tuesday till Saturday: 8pm (1h40)

French : 22 and 23 June, 26 till 28 June, 6 and 7 July
English : 19 till 21 June, 29 and 30 June, 3 till 5 July


VENUE
Camden People’s Theatre
58 - 60 Hampstead Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 2PY
Tel. : 020 7419 4841


Box-Office
https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/mistanthrope/

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