Miseryguts

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging: 3 interior locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe
First Staged:
Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 2002

Miseryguts

By Liz Lochhead Original author Molière
Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe

A Scots version of Molière's play Le Misanthrope, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' Scotland on Sunday.

Miseryguts is a bitter comedy about a worldly sophisticate who cannot help telling uncomfortable truths about his fellow men – and women, with one of whom, despite himself, he is deeply and painfully in love.

In this Scots version of Molière's play, Liz Lochhead transposes the action of the play into the world of media and politics in 21st-century, devolved Scotland, allowing for a rich seam of contemporary satire.

Miseryguts was first performed in March 2002 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

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'Scotland's greatest living dramatist'

Scotland on Sunday

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging:3 interior locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe

Also by Liz Lochhead:

Blood and Ice
Medea (Theatre Babel version)
Good Things
Tartuffe
Cuba
Thon Man Molière
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Perfect Days
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Educating Agnes
Dracula (stage version)
Thebans
Quelques Fleurs

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Also by Molière:

The Hypochondriac
The Miser
Tartuffe
The Misanthrope
Scapino
Tartuffe (Drama Classics)
The Learned Ladies
Don Juan

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