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
Lee Lewis on The Misanthrope
Tonight marks Emma Harvie's first performance in 'Wherever She Wanders', taking over the role of Nikki from Emily Havea. A massive chookas from everyone at Griffin!
WHEREVER SHE WANDERS
By Kendall Feaver
Until 11 December
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Griffin is thrilled to announce that the brilliant Emma Harvie will be performing the role of Nikki in Kendall Feaver’s WHEREVER SHE WANDERS in the final week of the play’s season, taking over from the inimitable Emily Havea!
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SPECIAL RETURN SEASON
By Elias Jamieson Brown
19 – 30 January
After a sold-out season and unanimous critical acclaim, Green Park is making a return to its outdoor stage—the real Green Park—as part of Sydney Festival.
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MOTHER MAY WE
By Mel Ree
27 September – 8 October
MOTHER WAY WE is an epic poem forged from interviews with ten powerful artists who identify as BIPOC, written and performed by the effervescent Mel Ree.
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