“We have come to expect nothing less than the
best from Bell Shakespeare, and this venture
away from the bard to his near-contemporary,
the French playwright Moliere, does not
disappoint… Fleming%27s imaginative
translation and the brilliant direction of
Lee Lewis have combined to create a
masterpiece… this is one of the funniest
plays I’ve ever seen.”
-Carol Flavell Neist, Artshub
Artshub 13 July 2012
Falling in love is never easy. Take our hero for instance. Now here’s a guy who wants desperately to get married but is afraid that a smart woman will cheat on him.
His ingenious solution? Enlist the help of a local convent to raise a girl so stupidly innocent that she won’t know the first thing about cheating – let alone the last. In his mind she will be ever-faithful. The perfect wife. Or is she?
Following on from her success with Twelfth Night, director Lee Lewis directs this fresh new translation from Justin Fleming of Molière’s comedic train-wreck of a love story that tangles innocence with arrogance – and the other way around.
The School for Wives runs for 2 hours and forty minutes including interval.
VIEW THE TRAILER
TRANSLATED BY Justin Fleming
DIRECTED BY Lee Lewis
DESIGNER Marg Horwell
LIGHTING DESIGNER Niklas Pajanti
COMPOSER / SOUND DESIGNER Kelly Ryall
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Penny Baron
VOICE COACH Anna McCrossin-Owen
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR John Kachoyan
Please note: The role of Arnolde will be played by Damien Richardson for all Wednesday and Saturday 2pm matinees from 3 November until the end of the season.