The Miser, by Moliere, freely adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter
First performed in 1668, The Miser is the well-known comedy by French playwright Moliere, who also penned classics such as Tartuffe, and The Misanthrope. The version to be performed has been updated by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, though still set in 1668 in Harpagon’s decaying mansion.
The Miser follows the paranoid Harpagon, who is extremely fanatical about protecting his abundant wealth. Suspecting everyone is trying to steal his fortune Harpagon will quite literally go to any length to protect his pennies. Setting his sights on rich spouses for his children, he struggles when their true feelings about his skinflint nature are revealed. But what will prevail? Will it be the love for his money or for his children? Passions and purse-strings go head to head in this perfectly poignant comedy.
Director, Sarah Clarke
Tickets on sale from 3rd September