By Justin Fleming after Molière
28 August - 28 September 2018
A comedy of manners. Without the manners.
She has the success, the influence, the looks. He’s got cheekbones for days. She speaks her mind no matter who she offends. He’s surrounded by sycophants and yes men. 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 Molière with a delicious twist: the Misanthrope not a grumpy old man, but the savvy, sartorial Danielle Cormack. In fabulous form she rejects the social conventions of false flattery, challenging us to tell people what we really think of them. What’s the worst that could happen?
Following the outrageous success of The Literati, writer Justin Fleming and director Lee Lewis reunite to bring you this glorious satire of polite society. It’s got all the social climbers, sycophants and hypocrites that keep our ‘Emerald City’ functioning.
Once again we’re in bed with Bell Shakespeare, only this time we’re headed to Sydney Opera House—because where better to stage a tale of love, compromise and the true cost of honesty?
All performances at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
Please note: Single tickets will go on sale in 2018 and must be booked through Sydney Opera House.
Director Lee Lewis
Designer Dan Potra
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Composers and Sound Designers Max Lambert and Roger Lock
With Danielle Cormack, Simon Burke, Catherine Davies, Ben Gerrard, Rebecca Massey, Hamish Michael, Anthony Taufa
Preview 28 – 30 August
Opening Night 31 August
Season 1 – 28 September
All performances take place at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 5 September 1pm
Wednesday 12 September 1pm
Tickets must be booked through Sydney Opera House.
Lee Lewis on The Misanthrope
Submissions are open for the 2019 Lysicrates Prize!! If you're an established playwright working on something new, we want to hear from you! Entries close 5pm, Friday 4 January. Find out everything you need to know here: https://t.co/N1R1fMmVOT
The Griffs are chuffed to have a score of Sydney Theatre Awards noms, including 3 plays up for Best New Australian Work (#thealmightysometimes by @kendallfeaver, #thefeatherintheweb by @nickcoyles & #killclimatedeniers by @davidfinig.) Congrats to everyone nominated!! #newwriting
Congrats to all these playwrights! Big love to Kendall obviously but every one of them has given audiences of 2018 smart, insightful and moving work. Thank you for your talent and perseverance. We need you to keep writing!
Dancers! Our friends at @LucyGuerinInc are auditioning for their new work, 'Metal' - a collab with Indonesian heavy metal choir Ensemble Tikoro. They're looking for professional dancers with strong contemporary technique & improv skills. Find out more: https://t.co/i7mXyVM7t5
It's CLOSING NIGHT for 'The Smallest Hour'! What a gorgeous show this has been! Congratulations to Phil, Susie and the incredible creative team behind this beautiful play. Enjoy the last performance!! #thesmallesthour