Thon Man Molière

Cast: 4f 3m, plus 1f/m non-speaking

Staging: no-fixed-location set, minimal props

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

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848426573Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780019314Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, 2016

Thon Man Molière

By Liz Lochhead

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Welcome to Paris at the time of Louis XIV. Come backstage and meet the King’s theatre company – a troupe of grandes dames, old hams, ingénues and, of course, their leading man, author of their dramas and cause of all their troubles... thon man Molière.

Under constant threat of debtors’ prison, in big bother with church and state and – worst of all – disastrously in love, Molière writes brilliant, scurrilous comedies inspired by a desperate life. But telling the truth is a dangerous business and his latest drama could be the death of him…

Liz Lochhead's play Thon Man Molière was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in 2016, in a production starring Jimmy Chisholm and Siobhan Redmond.

‘I was so moved by this play, which surprised me, as I had expected a knockabout comedy. Don’t get me wrong, it was funny. But I hadn’t expected the tenderness and emotional complexity. The bond – eternal, exasperated, essential – between Molière and Madeleine is the core of the piece, but all of these characters seem every bit as human and deep and strange and needy as theatre people always are.’ David Greig

‘Why do folk not, ever, catch on to themselves?… Ach, gies you another interesting nutter to play.’

Press Quotes

‘Scandalous affairs and royal tiffs abound in this Scots-tinted take on the brilliant but self-destructive French playwright’

Guardian

‘Complex, hilarious and masterfully executed’

The Stage

Cast: 4f 3m, plus 1f/m non-speaking

Staging:no-fixed-location set, minimal props

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

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848426573Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780019314Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Liz Lochhead:

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

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