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    Exchange Theatre presents


    Tue 19 June - Sat 7 July
    Tickets £16/14 (conc.)
    A new revival of Moliere's masterpiece The Misanthrope for the 21st

    Presented by Exchange Theatre

    Moli̬re"۪s 17th century masterpiece Le Misanthrope is transposed to a 21st century TV newsroom in MISANTHROPE directed by David Furlong, Off West Award Best Director nominee. Performances will be staged in both English and French. In an age where'alternative facts"۪ and'fake news"۪ make headlines in newspapers and on TV news, Exchange Theatre reimagines Moliere"۪s satire on the 17th century French court, The Misanthrope, and sets it in a 21st century TV newsroom. Costumed in modern dress and surrounded with high tech equipment this production makes relevant this enduring classic as it serves to explore the idea of gossip, innuendo and ultimately fake news. Here, Alceste who despises the attitudes of his time, preferring to avoid flattery or deceit, and tell the truth no matter what the consequences, is a handsome news anchor in love with C̩limene, a bright but slightly vain socialite and hard-living gossip columnist. His search for genuineness against hypocrisy, special interests and treachery calls for a new London production in 2017.


    "This rather wonderful production encapsulates Moliere's brilliance""  -"'…"'…"'…"'…" LPTheatres (2017) "Original and entertaining" -" "'…"'…"'…"'…" RemoteGoat (2017) 'The company"€™s talent and vision is highly commendable' -" "'…"'…"'…"'…" Londontheatre1 (2016) Rock and roll Moliere () masterful comedic style, clever and very funny- "'…"'…"'…"'… The Upcoming (2016)

    About the company

    Exchange Theatre is an International cultural organization founded in 2006 with a vision of crossing borders of practice and cultures . With a strong visual imagery, original music,"  multimedia creations and the use of multilingualism, the productions offer to share, with diversed audiences, a deep theatrical experience. www.exchangetheatre.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | #Misanthrope #ExchangeFestival #Moliere #19June14July

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    The Guardian