She has the success, the influence, and the looks. And yet she’s a misanthrope – a sharp-tongued cynic forced to ‘play nicely’ on the social scene when she’d rather avoid human contact altogether.
This is the world of The Misanthrope, a piercing satire of glamorous society, where compliments are commerce and honesty is unwelcome. Where a woman who speaks her mind no matter who she offends, meets a man who is young, beautiful and wrapped up in a life of shallow social climbing.
Is this a tale of true love, or a tale of untruths?
This is Molière with a twist, as Danielle Cormack plays the savvy, sophisticated misanthrope who rejects the superficiality of a society laden with insincerity.
Set behind the scenes at a music video shoot, this 17th century comedy screams into the 21st century thanks to the wicked wit of Australian playwright Justin Fleming (The Literati, Tartuffe). Presented in association with Griffin Theatre Company and directed by Griffin’s Artistic Director, Lee Lewis this is a riotous comedy of manners – without the manners.
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Rehearsal playlist from the cast and crew;
By Molière. A new version by Justin Fleming
Director Lee Lewis
Designer Dan Potra
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Composers and Sound Designers Max Lambert and Roger Lock
Voice Coach Jess Chambers
Choreographer Kelley Abbey
See below for information on our performances of The Misanthrope for schools.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Matinees open to schools
Wednesday 5 September 2018 1pm
Wednesday 12 September 2018 1pm
– School matinees are $30 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students. Additional teacher tickets at student prices. GST not applicable.
– Limited number of discounted tickets available in evening performances. Conditions apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
– Australian Curriculum-linked classroom resources will be made available.
For more information or to make a schools booking contact Bell Shakespeare Learning.
Tel: 1300 305 730
Fax: 1300 552 271
Post: PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | 28 August – 28 September 2018
In Conversation (free event): 9 August 6-7pm.