If you’re in the mood for some seduction this month, make your way to the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 for the National Theatre Live production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”
For one night only, be transported to the stage in England where a familiar story of lust and betrayal plays out before a packed house. The live recording makes you feel like part of the audience, and you’ll probably find yourself laughing and gasping in all the same places.
Cast and crew
Following the hugely successful broadcasts of “Coriolanus” and “King Lear,” National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” to cinemas – broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home.
Directed by Josie Rourke (“Coriolanus”), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (“The Paradise”), Janet McTeer (“The Honourable Woman”) and Dominic West (“The Wire”).
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’s novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard awards for Best Play. Josie
Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s 30-year anniversary.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
“One of the best stage adaptations ever written” – Observer
“Dominic West is great as Valmont, a booming, lusty bounder. Janet McTeer is sensational as Merteuil.” – Time Out
“Heady and intoxicating. A brilliantly revived adaptation.” – Daily Telegraph
“Janet McTeer is absolutely magnificent.” – The Times
Tickets are available at the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 box office and are $40 each, including a glass of sparkling wine.
Only 18 years and older will be admitted. For more information on this and upcoming productions, see www.bigscreen.ky.