The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

Harold Pinter Theatre

  • Booking until: Saturday, 13 March 2010
The Misanthrope description

Damian Lewis leads an outstanding ensemble with Tara Fitzgerald, Keira Knightley and Dominic Rowan in Martin Crimp's blistering version of Moliere's greatest comedy, The Misanthrope.


Transported from 17th century Paris to modern-day London, Alceste (Damian Lewis) is a famous British playwright disillusioned and angry with the hypocrisy, shallowness and vanity of the contemporary world. Vowing to reject society, Alceste's plans are derailed when he falls madly in love with Jennifer (Keira Knightley). An ambitious American film star and darling of the social scene, she may prove to be his biggest challenge yet.

Playing at Harold Pinter Theatre

6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN (venue info)

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