The Miser at the Garrick Theatre
Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
The Miser at the Garrick Theatre starring Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones returns to the stage in a major new adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser at the Garrick Theatre.
Rhys Jones will lead an ensemble cast in this hilarious classic conflict of love and money, which has been newly adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter.
The Miser runs from 1 March 2017 until 10 June 2017 at the Garrick Theatre.
Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon (Griff Rhys Jones) suspects all of trying to filch his fortune, and will go to any length to protect it. A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his children, so his riches are safe from their grubby hands.
As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this rip roaring comedy, by France’s greatest dramatist.
The cast features Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack, Mathew Horne, Saikat Ahamed, Ryan Gage, Simon Holmes, Andi Osho, Michael Webber, Ellie White and Katy Wix.
Adaptation by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, with Sean Foley directing.
Foley has recently enjoyed sell out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick and the current production of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
‘you’ll still be convulsing in your seat with laughter’ TimeOut
‘a relentless gag-fest’ Guardian