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Elaine Cassidy To Play Madame De Tourvel In Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Donmar Warehouse 2015 PosterElaine Cassidy will be taking on the role of Madame de Tourvel in the Donmar’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, replacing Michelle Dockery who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production prior to the beginning of rehearsals.

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke said: “We are delighted to welcome Elaine Cassidy back to the Donmar playing Madame de Tourvel, I can’t wait to work with Elaine and our fantastic company when rehearsals start on Monday, and hope to work with Michelle in the future“.

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke will direct Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel. Elaine will join a previously announced cast which includes Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Saayeng, Una Stubbs and Dominic West.

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. Josie Rourke’s production will now mark the plays’ thirty-year revival.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, will be broadcast live in cinemas in partnership with National Theatre Live on 28th January 2016. For further information visit www.ntlive.com.

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile 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.

Adjoa Andoh (Madame de Volanges)
Elaine Cassidy (Madame de Tourvel)
Morfydd Clark (Cécile Volanges)
Edward Holcroft (Le Chevalier Danceny)
Janet McTeer (La Marquise de Merteuil)
Jennifer Saayeng (Émilie)
Una Stubbs (Madame de Rosemonde)
Dominic West (Le Vicomte de Valmont)

Christopher Hampton (Writer)
Josie Rourke (Director)

11th December 2015 – 13th February 2016
PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 17 December
Director: Josie Rourke
Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing
Composer: Michael Bruce
Fight Director: Richard Ryan
This production is supported by an anonymous donor

Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX


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