The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

Who you love is not a choice, and hypocrisy is often unavoidable.

She is savvy and sophisticated, rejecting the sycophancy and superficiality of society. Instead she calls the world like she sees it, with all the brave and brutal honesty that implies.

He is young and beautiful, wrapped up in a society driven by a rumour-mill that never stops turning, where compliments are commerce and honesty is unwelcome.

She captivates him with her honesty and frankness, but does he really love her, or is he being a little loose with the truth? This is the world of The Misanthrope.

Featuring Danielle Cormack (Rake, Wentworth) as a woman who rejects false flattery, living in a fabulous society laden with insincerity. Molière – one of the greatest masters of comedy, has created a glorious satire of polite society. This is a world of beautiful people, with a shiny veneer and a priority on social graces.

In association with Griffin Theatre Company and directed by Griffin’s Artistic Director, Lee Lewis, this will mark the third time she works with talented Australian playwright, Justin Fleming for Bell Shakespeare (The School For Wives in 2012, and The Literati in 2016).

Members-only presale extends until 29 March 2018 when tickets will go on sale through our venue partners.


By Molière. A new version by Justin Fleming
Director Lee Lewis


Danielle Cormack


See below for information on our performances of The Misanthrope for schools.

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
1300 552 271
PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000

| 28 August – 28 September 2018
In Conversation (free event): 9 August 6-7pm.



The Misanthrope