The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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Season: 2011-2012
15th – 23rd June 2012 at 8pm Don Juan
By  Molière
Directed by Karen Janes

He’s a beast I tell you – a real animal. . .’ What happens when you’ve lived only for pleasure, and you finally run out of time? When you’ve broken every promise, outraged every decency and slept your way through half of Europe – where do you turn as the clock starts to tick towards midnight?

Moli+M108re’s play was originally written in prose, and was withdrawn after 15 performances after attacks by Molire’s critics, who considered he was offending religion and the king by glorifying an atheist and hedonist. This adaptation by Neil Bartlett, his last as artistic director at the Lyric Hammersmith, is, apart from some cuts in one rather long scene, the play that Molire wrote, but with fresh, modern language which allows it to be set in a timeless world, with a minimalist set.

 

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Mathurine
A Poor Lady
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Don Carlos
Don Alonse
Don Louis Tenorio
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