Following his direction of The Dresser at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2016, Sean Foley returns to the West End to direct The Miser, this time featuring a performance from Griff Rhys Jones as he portrays the frugal title character first penned by Moliere.
This is a new version of the classic play, with Sean Foley working with Phil Porter to provide audiences with a brand new adaptation that will honour Moliere’s original whilst putting its own creative spin on proceedings. Expect big laughs as an iconic comedy is given a new comic lease of life with one of the country’s most talented comedians.
The Miser is a story that revolves around the eponymous miser Harpagon, a man whose wealth defines him and who spends a lot of time trying to matchmake himself and his children. He has a son and a daughter and has his sights set on Mariane, a woman whom his son loves. A complex, comic and chaotic plot unfolds and races towards a memorable ending.
The play was penned back in the 1660s and first seen by audiences in 1668. Since then it has been enjoyed around the world in the centuries that have gone by, with audiences responding well wherever it goes.
But for such an iconic piece of work penned by one of the biggest comic writers from history, producers must turn to a performer who knows comedy. Griff Rhys Jones fits this bill perfectly, having made a career as an actor, writer and comic, often as part of the double act Smith And Jones (with the late Mel Smith). He appeared in Oliver The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in recent times, with other London theatre credits over the years like The Wind in the Willows at the National Theatre and Charley’s Aunt at the Aldwych Theatre.
But audiences are going to be more familiar with his stage work, which ranges from Not The Nine O’Clock News to Three Men In A Boat.
|Booking From:||Friday, 24th March 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd June 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 35 minutes (One interval)|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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