The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

She has the success, the influence, and the looks.

This event has now passed.

And yet she’s a misanthrope – a sharp-tongued cynic forced to ‘play nicely’ on the social scene when she’d rather avoid human contact altogether.

This is the world of The Misanthrope, a piercing satire of glamorous society, where compliments are commerce and honesty is unwelcome. Where a woman who speaks her mind no matter who she offends, meets a man who is young, beautiful and wrapped up in a life of shallow social climbing.

Is this a tale of true love, or a tale of untruths?

This is Molière with a twist, as Danielle Cormack plays the savvy, sophisticated misanthrope who rejects the superficiality of a society laden with insincerity.

Set behind the scenes at a music video shoot, this 17th century comedy screams into the 21st century thanks to the wicked wit of Australian playwright Justin Fleming (The Literati, Tartuffe). Presented in association with Griffin Theatre Company and directed by Griffin’s Artistic Director, Lee Lewis this is a riotous comedy of manners – without the manners.

Running time: Approx. 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

Presented by Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company


  • 11 Sep - 12 Sep, 18
  • Regular price $85.00 $25.00 Playwave Price

  • Recommended for ages 15+
  • The Playhouse
    Sydney Opera House
    SYDNEY NSW 2000

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