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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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.


PLEASE NOTE: Elaine Cassidy will be taking on the role of Madame de Tourvel in the Donmar’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, replacing Michelle Dockery who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production prior to the start of rehearsals.


I went to book tickets for the play but it seems to be completely sold out. If any magically appear, you can get tickets from ATG Tickets… and make sure to email me so I can get some too.

Alternatively, you can get tickets for the LLD workshops.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses Open Workshop Overview

Interested in finding out about the journey of the Donmar’s revival of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses from the page to the stage?

The Donmar’s Open Workshops have been designed to let you find out more about the process of bringing one of our productions to the stage. Through a range of practical, participatory exercises, games and discussions, our practitioners will lead you through some of the techniques used in the rehearsal room, and provide an insight into the decisions and concepts that shaped the production.

There will be opportunities to approach the text and take part in group improvisations and discussions in a friendly, relaxed and informal setting. Whether you are seasoned amateur actor, or a theatrical novice, our Open Workshops will give you a unique insight into Les Liaisons Dangereuses and our work.

The Donmar’s Open Workshops are designed to give our audience a greater understanding of our work. They are not targeted at professional actors or theatre-makers, but at members of our audience interested in learning more about the Donmar’s rehearsal process.

Tickets £12.50 (£7.50 for 16-25 year olds)

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