Les Liaisons Dangereuses

22 Jun 2019 to 20 Jul 2019
Mon & Thurs @ 6:30pm, Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat @ 7:30pm
This decadent play promises sumptuous costumes, lavish set dressings and a sensational night out at the theatre.
Event type: 
Theatre
Price: 
$26 - $63
Venue: 
The Court Theatre
Address: 
Bernard St, Addington, Christchurch
Region: 
Canterbury

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Written by Christopher Hampton | Based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos | Directed by Ross Gumbley

As makers of taste they are without peer. As beings of wit and panache they are without exception. As creatures of debauchery they are without equal.

The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont are bored. They have seduced whom they wanted and ruined dozens of reputations. Why? To pass the time and, frankly, because they can. They are dangerous to know and only open their mouths when they have first calculated how much damage they can do.

But their lives of supreme self-indulgence are about to fall apart. At risk is their social standing, their integrity, even their lives... because one of them is about to fall in love.

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ eighteenth century satirical novel, expertly adapted for the stage by Christopher Hampton, has lost none of its power and bite. Its depiction of a society lost in itself and about to be cleansed by the French revolution is one of the great cautionary tales of all time. It warns that, in spite of a sumptuous surface, things can be rotten underneath.

Make sure that those who smile at you are your friends.

Written by

The Court Theatre

14 May 2019

Interests Christchurch's Theatre: Entertaining Christchurch since 1971 The Court Theatre is Christchurch's only, and New Zealand's foremost, theatre company offering entertainment of the highest quality throughout the year.