In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. For LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES’ thirty year revival, Josie Rourke has drawn together a stellar cast. Elaine Cassidy will play Madame de Tourvel, Janet McTeer will play the Marquise de Merteuil and Dominic West will play the Vicomte de Valmont.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuile and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de 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.
“I will not be brought down”
David Walsh takes on the might of Lance Armstrong this Friday.
Watching/reading all the tweets/retweets about No Offence over the past couple of weeks and reading some of the reviews from the likes of The Independent and The Guardian are proving the show is quite popular and gaining a respectable viewership with a consolidated rating of 3.6 Million last week.
Now the characters are established, you can motor along a bit more,’ says Elaine. ‘Katherine’s quite a piece of work. She’s in your face. But I’ve tried hard not to make her a pantomime villain. She’s a real person with real feelings but totally different from me.
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