The production will star Adjoa Andoh, Alison Arnopp, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Elaine Cassidy, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Janet McTeer, Thom Petty, Jennifer Saayeng, Una Stubbs, and Dominic West.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. 200 years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s production will now mark the plays’ 30-year revival.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont, now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
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