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.
He was playing a lying sex addict; I was playing a girl in a wheelchair. His character abused my character – and then we fell in love, for real. We’ve also played brother and sister which wasn’t as weird as I thought it would be.
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