PRIOR TO WEST END - GRIFF RHYS JONES & LEE MACK in
by Moliere, freely adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, directed by Sean Foley
8 - 18 February 2017
Very Limited Availbility - Grand Circle seats only at most performances. Call Box Office for details.
Actor, writer, presenter, comedian and double Olivier Award winner Griff Rhys Jones returns to the stage alongside BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian Lee Mack (Not Going Out, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You) and actor Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show, Bad Education) in this hilarious new adaptation by Sean Foley and Phil Porter of Moliere's classic comedy. The cast also includes Katy Wix (Not Going Out, The Windsors), Ryan Gage (The Hobbit, The Musketeers) and stand-up comedian and actress Andi Osho.
Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon suspects all of trying to filch his fortune and will go to any length to protect it. A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his son, Cleante and daughter Elise so his riches are safe from their grubby hands. He, meanwhile has lost his heart to the young and beautiful Mariane, a perrfect match with one exception - she has no dowry.
And one other thing ... Mariane has another suitor who has declared his undying love to her - none other than Cleante! While his daughter Elise is similarly undutiful and madly in love with the impoverished Valere. Two children in love with penniless paramours, one beauty loved by both a father and a son, and a big fortune under threat, Harpagon's plans go terribly awry.
As true feelings and identities are revealed, will Harpagon allow his children to follow their hearts, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this rip-roaring comedy by France's greatest dramatist.
This major revival is directed by Sean Foley (The Painkiller, The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster).
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Week One: Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday- Saturday 8pm, Matinee Saturday 2.30pm
Week Two: Monday-Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday – Saturday 8pm, Matinees Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: approx. 2 hours 35 minutes, including interval
Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £29.00 £34 £36.50 £39.50 £42.50
Sat eve: £31.50 £36.50 £38.50 £41.50 £44.50
Wednesday mat: £26.50 £32.00 £35.00 £37.00 £39.00
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