Alceste is committed to sincerity and truth at all cost, he despises dissemblers and flatterers and yet, he has a blind spot.
Despite his loathing for deception and frivolousness he is desperately in love with Celimene, a beautiful, vain, narcissist. She delights in gossip and rumour, has many suitors and loves her celebrated position in society.
Set in the 1700’s yet starkly relevant to today.
This production will again be adapted and directed by Peter Reid.
“One of this summer’s theatrical highlights”
“An unequivocal recommendation”
-- The Sunday Times
“Wonderfully comic…[with a] viciously satirical edge”
“Under Reid’s direction, everyone succeeds with aplomb”
“A show-stealing performance from Matthew O’Brien”
-- The Sunday Independent
-- Irish Mail on Sunday
“This is a lean and mean, laugh-out-loud, joke-a-minute comedy version, which happily still preserves the depth of Moliere’s thought”
“A supreme farce that will entertain anyone who likes witty dialogue, hilarious misunderstandings and romantic intrigue.”
“An ensemble in which every member executes their role to the letter”
-- Pure M Magazine
“an absolute joy.”
“excellent performances… an extremely entertaining night of theatre.”
“…infamously good, bordering on notorious.”
-- The Arts Review
“a fast moving, well synchronised comedy of manners… deliciously funny“
-- No More Workhorse