This year’s production
Alceste is an honourable and outspoken man, in love with Célimene, a bright but slightly vain socialite. Tormented by a trial, he confides to his friend Philinte about his love and how he despises society’s complacency. His complicated love-life is then challenged even more when he abruptly witnesses the gossips and small talks going on between Célimene and her court.
In a time of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’, Misanthrope finds unanticipated echoes in the world today. Alceste, the most loyal man in the world, lacks only one virtue: indulgence for other’s behaviours. His search for genuineness against hypocrisy, special interests and treachery calls for a new London production in 2017. With his unique touch, Off West End Best Director nominee David Furlong returns to direct, fresh from his stint at the Royal Opera House.
“So much innovation, invention and energy ”
“The best evening on the fringe ”
One Stop Arts
“Exchange Theatre has done a service making those plays available in English”
Reviewsgate, July 2010
“Infectious, Enthusiastic, Clever, Lively”
“Brings out the comedy and continuing relevance of Molière’s text”
Good Everything Theatre
“The company talent and vision is highly commendable and deserving of larger production”
The Play’s The Thing.com
“This rather wonderful production (…) encapsulates Moliere’s brilliance”
“Original and entertaining”