Quotes from audience members...
“Brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed it!”
“Fantastic, very funny!”
“Energising! Captivating! Witty! WOW!!!”
We all know someone who’s ‘careful’ with their money... first out of the taxi, last at the bar, wouldn’t give a door a bang. Sound familiar? The difference is that The Miser makes the skinflint you know look positively generous! This comedy classic is brought bang up-to-date by award-winning playwright, Martin Sherman.
Wealthy skinflint, Harpagon is so mean he steals oats from his horse and can only bring himself to “lend” rather than “give” you a good day. His children are useful commodities to be used to increase his coffers through advantageous marriages. Whilst he obsessively guards his wealth and plots their nuptials, they connive to part him from his beloved money and take control of their destinies.
“Absolutely loved this production - best thing I've seen in ages.”
Wily servants, a true stage villain, and rivalry in love, Moliere’s satirical masterpiece about obsession and status endures. Fast, funny and full of energy, this sparkling new version is as pertinent today as it was when first written and performed by Moliere in the 17th century.
Ben Ashton Cleante
Eliza Collings Frosine
Edmund Digby-Jones Ansleme/Maitre Jacques
Alex Mann Harpagon
Charlie Russell Marianne
Helen Sorren Elise
Daniel Wilde Valere/Le Fleche
Monday evening, Thursday and Saturday matinées
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Friday and Saturday evenings
£25, £23, £15.50
First week special
From Thursday 11 to Tuesday 16 April (excluding Saturday evening)
Tickets £12 (no other discounts apply)
West Berkshire Residents Green Card Discount
10% off top two price bands on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 16 – 18 April.
No other discounts apply.
Backstage tour Sat 4 May at 12.30pm. Click here for more information.
Performance running times
First Act 1hr 20mins
Interval 20 mins
Second Act 40 mins
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
(no matinée performance on Thursday 11 April)
Saturday 18 May performances at 1.30pm and 6.30pm
Directed by Nancy Meckler
Music composed by Keith Clouston
Designed by Ellan Parry
Lighting designed by Joshua Carr
Assistant Director Ant Stones