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
Over on the Griffin blog, we hear from #thesmallesthour director Scarlet McGlynn, as she shares her love for new work, explains her collaborative process and gives a glimpse into what audience's can expect from this heartwarming new play. Have a read: https://t.co/SS1BwUqY0P
We're hiring! Griffin is looking for an Associate Producer - Development to join our team. For info & to apply head to our website: https://t.co/HvzVDTn6IU
Submissions are now 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
CONGRATULATIONS to Griffin subscriber Pat Cahill, our Super Big Win prize winner! Pat has scored a fab collection of goodies including a night at QT Sydney, dinner at ACME, tix to the MCA & Sydney Dance Co, a 2-Year Palace Cinema membership & a bottle of Four Pillars gin! Woohoo!
"The initial idea was a show set in total darkness. And it featured a rabbit. The rabbit didn’t make the cut." On the Griffin blog, the hilarious @SusieYoussef answers 5 questions around two-hander #thesmallesthour - arriving at the Stables next month! https://t.co/uhBPkbcT6z