A Comedy by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux
In a new translation by David Baldwin & Michael Cabot
The Double Inconstancy will make its way to Wales Millennium Centre’s Weston Studio for three consecutive nights from 12-14 October with its fast and furious comedy of manners.
Silvia, a simple country girl, has been kidnapped by the Prince, who has decided that he will marry her. However Silvia is devoted to Harlequin, her childhood sweetheart, and has vowed never to betray him.
As the Prince and his courtiers try to bend and then break the bonds that unite the young lovers, the Palace becomes a labyrinth of duplicity and seduction. Trapped in a web of enchantment, will Silvia and Harlequin succumb to the temptations that surround them, or can true love prevail?
An unmissable theatrical event, THE DOUBLE INCONSTANCY mixes bold characterisation with dazzling comic language and features six actors in stunning period costume and a fresh, vibrant new translation, bringing this captivating tale to vigorous life.
The most audacious and original of Eighteenth Century French dramatists, Pierre Carlet de Marivaux (1688-1763) wrote over thirty comedies of love and intrigue. In recent years, a rich crop of new productions have rediscovered his comic virtuosity and dramatic skill, restoring his reputation to rival that of Molière.
THE DOUBLE INCONSTANCY will be London Classic Theatre’s fourteenth national tour since April 2000. The company, which performs on the middle-scale and repertory theatre circuit, has established a reputation for producing challenging, accessible drama of the highest quality. Recent productions include Old Times by Harold Pinter, Frozen by Bryony Lavery and the UK première of Love in the Title by Hugh Leonard. This is the company’s second production of a Marivaux play, having produced The Game of Love and Chance
Cast: Jonathan Ashley, Kevin Drury, Georgina Landau, Abby Leamon, Tracey-Anne Liles, Benjamin Warren
Directed by Michael Cabot
Designed by Geraldine Bunzl
Lighting by Peter Foster
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|Wednesday, September 13, 2006|