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Compagnie de la Flibuste production of Don Juan by Moliere at The Cockpit Theatre

Don JuanDon Juan, a rich nobleman and libertine, is travelling the world with his servant Sganarelle in search of new romantic conquests. During his journey he meets various strange characters who help uncover his mysterious personality and strange conception of freedom. But freedom comes at a price: how far is he willing to go?

To begin with censored after just four performances, this baroque play is unlike Moliere’s other work. Many recognised the writer’s own appetite for libertinism in the character of Don Juan. The cynical seducer is either fascinating or repulsive. It’s up to you to decide…

Clement de Dadelsen is a French director who created La Compagnie de la Flibuste in Paris ten years ago. In Don Juan, he applies the creepy aesthetics of Baroque theatre and dance to illustrate the surrealist magic of this philosophical play.

Cast Information
Anais Alvarado (Dona Elvira)
Recent theatre credits include Tierra Caliente (film), The Disappearance of Lenka Wood, In the Beginning Was the End, A Mother’s Will, Twelfth Night, Project X.

Geraint Hill (6 Different Roles)
His recent credits include appearing on TV as Dr. Watson in How Sherlock Changed the World and Colonel Claus Von Stauffenburg in the Discovery Channel’s Rise and Fall of The Nazi Party.

Sophie Kisilevsky (Charlotte)
Theatre credits include: Macbeth, Corpus Christi, Great Expectations, Richard III, Pool (No Water), The Window Cleaner, The Glass Menagerie, The Regina Monologues, Death and the Maiden, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride and Prejudice.

Xavier Lafarie (Don Juan)
Acting credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Bald Soprano, Tartuffe, Alice in Wonderland, Les Fâcheux.

Christopher Paddon (Sganarelle)
Credits include: The Willows & Call of Cthulhu, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Les Liaisons, Dangereuses, The Adventures of Sydeny and Arabella the Exiled Urban Foxes, A Galwahey Girl, Othello and The Dunwich Horror.

Chloe Wigmore (Mathurine)
Credits include: The Pensive Federation, Romeo and Juliet, Short Trousers (film), The Homophobia Project (film), Head Rot Holiday, and Something so Good.

Don Juan Cast Photos

Company Information:
Clement de Dadelsen, Director
Clement trained in Paris at Ecole Perimony, before founding La Compagnie de la Flibuste and directing over 200 shows in Paris and throughout the Chateaux of the Loire Valley and South of France.

Diyan Zora, Assistant Director
Diyan is an Iraqi born London based theatre director and artistic director at Swivel Theatre Company. Her most recent show Gather Ye Rosebuds won best new play at the Brighton fringe before transferring to theatre503 in summer 2013. She has been assistant to the director and creative teams at The Gate Theatre, LIFT, the RSC and most recently as a drama facilitator at the Young Vic.

Paul Lichtenstern, Assistant Producer
Paul has spent the past year in the Development office at The Old Vic Theatre, as Assistant Director with Swivel Theatre Company on the award winning Gather Ye Rosebuds (Nightingale Theatre and Theatre 503), and Producer for The Merely Players on their production of Hamlet (The London Theatre).

Bruno Marchini, Costume Designer
Bruno is the artistic director of the Studio d’Asnieres Costume Workshop in Paris. His collection of costumes is the second biggest in France. He has been working for fifteen years in haute-couture (Chanel) and is assistant to the famous French costume designer Donate Marchand, with whom he has designed amazing costumes for hundreds of plays and operas.

Etienne Beydon, Set Designer
Etienne is a painter, designer and carpenter. He has designed the sets for more than ten shows in Paris. This is his first collaboration with La Flibuste.

The Cockpit Theatre
20th November to 8th December 2013
Compagnie de la Flibuste

Saturday 2nd November 2013

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