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"The Miser is the meanest man you'll ever meet. His heart is hard; his fist is tight; his neck is brass." In 17th Century England all the members of a wealthy miser's family have fallen in love. Romance, however, isn't the first thing on the mind of the old skinflint, who plans to save some dowry cash by marrying off his children against their will.

But when he and his son become enamoured by the same young woman, and it turns out the servant his daughter's set on marrying, isn't actually a servant at all, it becomes clear that there is more than just the family fortune at stake.

Matchmakers, moneylenders, missing Lords and lost family treasure, all add to the resulting spiral of outrageous, comic confusion - leaving the miser as nervous as a kitten. Because when it comes to money, who can you trust these days?

Molière's classic costume comedy is an uproarious tale of true love between a man and his money, and is brought to you by the same writer and director responsible for the acclaimed 2005 Belgrade production of Molière's The Hypochondriac.

From the Director, Hamish Glen:
"My 2005 production of Molière's The Hypochondriac hopefully gave audiences a glimpse of how accessible and relevant these 17th Century comedies can still be today.

"Molière helped create the style of comedy which is built on one-liners, stand-up, slapstick and set pieces and which has become the foundations for almost all modern day comic routines.

"His plays were always written for the common people and The Miser openly mocks a man in a position of power who's obsessed with greed and money. In light of the way certain money men have led us into the current economic situation, I'm sure Molière would be pleased to see this timely adaptation of one of his most famous plays."

Main Stage

Sat 30 Jan - Sat 13 Feb, 7.45pm*
*Press Night Tue 2 Feb, 7pm
Wed 10 & Sat 13 Feb, 2.30pm

Previews (30 Jan & 1 Feb): All tickets £6.25
Press Night & Weds mat: £6.25, £8.25, £12.25
Mon - Thurs eves & Sat mat: £7.25, £9.25, £14.50
Fri & Sat eves: £8.25, £10.50, £16.50
Concessions: £6 - £14.50

Captioned Performance - Fri 5 February 2010, 7.45pm
Audio Described Performance - Weds 10 February 2010, 2.30pm

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