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By Molière
A new version by Martin Sherman

"...a fast-paced and very funny production..." British Theatre Guide

"...this new production...ramps up the fun" **** The Public Reviews

"...Meckler’s fresh and energetic young cast frolic and plot with great panache." **** Whatsonstage

"... an impressive, gleeful production..." Newbury Weekly News

Thu 11 Apr 2013 - Sat 18 May 2013

Quotes from audience members...

“Brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed it!”

“Fantastic, very funny!”

“Energising! Captivating! Witty! WOW!!!”

“Absolutely loved this production - best thing I've seen in ages.”

 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. 

 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.

Introducing the cast - watch interviews with the cast here

The Cast
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
£14.50, £14
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

Performance Times
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