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24 September - 25 September 2020

The Misanthrope

Thursday 24 September & Friday 25 September 2020 | 7:30pm

Moliere’s most famous comedy adapted using characteristic physical flair and, at moments of particular explosion; excerpts of the original French Verse.

Alceste hates people. Except - when he cannot help but really, really love them.
Enchanted by the shallow and bitchy Celimene, this grumpy hermit of a man must overcome his hatred of vanity & hypocrisy in order to win fair maiden. But, riding roughshod over the feelings of many an airy aristocrat to gain her affection, can he persuade his beloved to retreat away from the world, or will the many lawsuits at his back see him plunged into incarceration?

"The Misanthrope" has been lauded as one of Moliere's finest works. We utilise original character & movement roots from Commedia Dell'Arte as well as French language to delve deep into these larger-than-life characters and expose the beating human heart within.
This will be a wild, raucous return for Theatrical Niche. 

Free Commedia workshops available with group bookings (first come, first served - email [email protected] for more information).

Ticket Prices:
Full Price: £17.00 | Concessions: From £10.00

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Age guidance: Considered suitable for ages 12+
Running time: 2 hours (including a 20-minute interval)

All companion/carer tickets must be booked through Box Office via phone or in person.


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Wheelchair designated spaces are available at the rear of the auditorium and are available by contacting the Box Office. Patrons who wouldn't be able to attend the theatre without accompaniment are eligible for one free companion ticket, these also can only be booked via Box Office. See Accessibility for more information. Rows showing an extra seat in the centre block are raised.

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