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Theatre : The Misanthrope

Very possibly the best thing coming to the Theatre Royal this year! We'll go for the guaranteed £12 standby tickets, usually some of the best seats in the house.


English Touring Theatre & Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present

The Misanthrope

How to lose friends and infuriate people!

By Roger McGough after Molière
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz

Master wordsmith Roger McGough dips his quill into a Molière’ classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy. Considered by many to be Molière’s best work, The Misanthrope will again join the creative forces of McGough, Director Gemma Bodinetz and English Touring Theatre to complete a tricolour of Molière comedies following the huge successes of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac.

Poet Alceste is disgusted with French society. Powdered fops gossip in code and be-jewelled coquettes whisper behind fans wherever he looks. In pursuit of honesty, he embarks on a one-man crusade against forked-tongues, frippery and fakery. But could the woman he has fallen in love with be the worst culprit of all? As Alceste dreams of a pas de deux, are the only deux of Célimène her faces? And in this rarified world will his revolution prove just revolting?

'Stuffed with jaunty couplets and cheeky rhymes…Darkly delicious' **** The Times

'A whimsical delight… a blast of baroque splendour… glittering' **** The Guardian

'Sparkling tragicomedy' **** The Telegraph

‘Anarchic, irreverent and hysterically funny… Flawless’ The Observer on Roger McGough’s Tartuffe

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  • Erika

    Great evening and very funny play. Will be coming again......Thank you for organising the evening!

    May 6, 2013

    • Clive H.

      Glad you enjoyed the play Erika . It's such a terrific season at the Theatre Royal, we're bound to organise several trips there in the near future as well as to the Basement, NVT and Nightingale. See you again soon. Clive

      May 7, 2013

  • Clive H.

    Hi all, my mobile no is[masked] if you don't spot me at the box office on Saturday eve. See you then ! Clive

    May 1, 2013


    Hello Clive I hope that i will be able to recognise the group, not always as easy as it sounds. So unless I am dead I will be there so look out for me please. pd

    April 30, 2013

  • Julia P.

    That's fine with me Clive - just to be clear - do we buy our own ticket on the night, or do we do so in advance? Please confirm for me what I need to do!

    April 23, 2013

    • Clive H.

      Hi Julia, we'll buy our standby tickets on the night. We usually gather together at about 7.15pm and pop over to the box office then. Clive

      April 23, 2013

  • Clive H.

    Hi Sabiha, welcome to Crowded Pier! Yes, I should have made it clearer, we'll buy the standby tickets at the box office on the night itself. If anyone wishes to upgrade at that point, they should be able to do so. Hope you can make it! Clive

    April 23, 2013

  • Clive H.

    Hi Everyone, let's now make it the Saturday night, everyone can make this. See you then ! Clive

    April 23, 2013

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