An incendiary tale of vanity, seduction and manipulation; of love, deception, and the tragic consequences of narcissism taken to its extreme.
The imperious Marquise de Merteuil and the womanising Vicomte de Valmont are intimate friends and former lovers who form an unholy alliance, using sex as bloodsport and setting out to ruin the lives of others either for sport or revenge. Clever and over-confident, the merciless pair set in motion a series of deceptions which explode with shocking results.
This English language production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, written by Christopher Hampton, is based on the iconic 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Set amongst the French aristocracy in the late 18th century, just before the French Revolution, it was one of the most scandalous and controversial novels of European literature of the time.
Contains adult themes, including non-consensual sex
Cast: Christopher Bailey, Clàudia Baró Huelmo, Stuart Hartley, Manda Kirkus Vacic, Silvia Méndez, Tamaam Nassar, Masha Neznansky, Andrea Ogbonna-James, John Ward
Opening night patrons are invited to join the cast and crew for a glass of bubbly after the show. Bookings as of February 17th at www.theatreinenglish.ch
Based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
19-23 March 2019
Tues-Fri 8pm, Sat 7pm
Théâtre de l'Espérance
directed by Rick Vincent