Mar
16

Don Juan by Molière

Presented by Theatre Lab Company, translated by Brett Bodemer and directed by Anastasia Revi

Theatre Lab Company bring Molière’s DON JUAN to Hoxton Hall. This follows their acclaimed SALOME at Hoxton Hall in February 2017, and recent applauded production of Daphne du Maurier’s JAMAICA INN at Tabard Theatre.

Charming… egocentric… atheist… philanderer… recently wed, Don Juan is about to commit adultery against his new wife. Accompanied by his servant, Sganarelle, he sets out in pursuit of his next amorous conquest. Sganarelle challenges his master’s libertine views as the pair engages in a hilarious philosophical debate to defend their equally self-serving moralities. Don Juan… remorseless, unrepentant… has a voracious libido. Sganarelle… clever, pious but ambitious. Set against the backdrop of the Venice Carnival, DON JUAN is a black comedy that follows the last day of the legendary playboy’s life.

The legendary playboy’s notorious exploits have captured the imaginations of playwrights, poets and composers for stage, opera and screen. Lord Byron, Mozart (Don Giovanni), Patrick Marber (Don Juan in Soho) and Johnny Depp (Don Juan de Marcos) amongst others have been inspired by the tale.

Cast
Peter Rae (Don Juan)
David Furlong (Sgannarelle)
Emmanuela Lia (Elvira)
Benoît Gouttenoire (Gusman / Charlotte / The Beggar / Don Alonse)
Samuel Lawrence (Pierrot / Mathurine / Don Carlos / Don Luis)
Signe Preston (Illusion of Love)

Team
Anastasia Revi (Director)
Brett Bodemer (Translator)
Valentina Sanna (Designer)
Umberto Fiorilla (Wigs and Hair)
Martina Reynolds (Production)

Venue
Hoxton Hall,
130 Hoxton Street,
London N1 6SH

Box Office: 020 7684 0060
Tickets: £20, Concessions £16, Groups 10+: £15 and 1 free ticket per booking of 10 tickets.
Info & tickets 

Running Time: 90 Minutes max, no interval
Age Guide: 12+/PG


Theatre Lab Company (TLC) is a London based international company with a reputation for mesmerising imagery, physical performance and visual storytelling. Sponsors include Arts Council England, Awards for All, Secretariat General of Greeks Abroad, and private foundations. The Company has participated in festivals in Avignon, Edinburgh, London, Greece, Belgrade, Dublin, Prague and New York. Recent credits include: Jamaica Inn (Tabard Theatre) Salome (Hoxton Hall & Tour), Dancing with the Devil: A Play about Rudolf Nureyev (Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells), and ancient Greek classics, Antigone, The Oresteia, Lysistrata and Medea (Riverside Studios). Their productions have been very successful with steadily growing audiences, sold out performances and some excellent reviews. TLC has a wide-ranging profile with particular expertise in devised experimental staging and classical texts.

Anastasia Revi is an award-winning director, winner of the 2016 Theatre Award for Best Director of the Year for Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, and the Women’s Award for Theatre in Athens. She was nominated for Greece’s Woman of the Year Award (2017) in the Director’s Category and a finalist in the Greek International Women Awards  (GIWA, British Museum, London, 2017) in the Arts & Design category. More info.

Hoxton Hall is a former Victorian Music Hall restored to its past glory in 2015. Now a stunning performance venue with all of its original charm, it is a short distance from the City of London.

 

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