EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Tres chic character portraits of Misanthrope cast

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Acclaimed bi-lingual company Exchange Theatre returns to London’s Drayton Arms Theatre next week with Moliere’s classic Misanthrope, as part of their annual Bastille Festival – a celebration of French theatre, performed in both English and French. Check out our exclusive look at the company’s tres chic character portraits below…

Misanthrope  directed by David Furlong, who also stars as Alceste – runs at Drayton Arms, in southwest London, from Tuesday 13 June to Saturday 8 July 2017, with a press night on Thursday 15 June.

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. David says:

“After last year’s recognition from our peers, the press and the audience, and following the conversation we started in a post-Brexit UK, it seems that we have found our place as ‘outsiders’. Ten years after our first steps into translations of rare French-speaking plays, we are so proud to produce bold, double productions in two languages and hold an annual festival for migrants and multi-lingual theatre makers.

“And it’s only logical that we will carry on exploring our unique language of diversity and the variety of processes that make ours as a company. We’re thrilled to follow last year’s success with another passionate effort at making theatre for our time.”

Exchange Theatre is an international company established in 2006 in London in order to translate and produce unknown or rare French-speaking plays in English. Led by David Furlong and Fanny Dulin, the company translates plays from major French playwrights for the first time in London and Off Broadway) before being resident at the French Institute from 2010 to 2012.

Character portraits

Photography by Anais Lepape.

David Furlong as Alceste

Fanny Dulin as Eliante

Palmyre Ligue as Oronte

Simeon Oakes as Philinte

Luca Fontaine as Acaste

James Buttling as Clintandre

Anoushka Ravanshad as Celimene

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