The Man of Mode - Restoration Comedy restored at Chapel Off Chapel this May

Sassy Red PR | 26-Apr-2016
The great philanderer, Dorimont, finally meets the woman of his dreams, but is it possible for this charismatic libertine to give up his womanising ploys for true love? In his wonderfully wicked way he is every man's secret self, and every woman's guilty pleasure"¦ #TheManofMode
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel
Address: 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Date: 18 "“ 28 May, 2016
Time: Tues "“ Sat 8pm, Sat 28 May 3pm, Sun 6pm
Ticket: $35 Full, $32 Concession and Preview, $30 Groups 6+, $25 Students
Buy / Ticket: http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-comedy/the-man-of-mode-a-comedy-of-bad-manners-18-28-may/
Web: http://chapeloffchapel.com.au
: https://www.facebook.com/events/537584579755464/
Call: 03 8290 7000
The Man of Mode Photographer: Aaron Walker Subject: Josh Futcher
The great philanderer, Dorimont, finally meets the woman of his dreams, but is it possible for this charismatic libertine to give up his womanising ploys for true love? In his wonderfully wicked way he is every man's secret self, and every woman's guilty pleasure"¦

Dark, sexy, and acid-tongued, this much loved comedy of manners returns to the stage from the 18 to the 28th of May at Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel. A fresh, new translation with a modern twist, The Man of Mode proves that, 300+ years later, people are always the same; alarming, absurd, and definitely here to entertain you.

Based on the infamous Lord Rochester and his entourage, The Man of Mode follows an abundant cast of lovers and losers, and serves up the perennial battle of the sexes with wit, elegance, and champagne comedy.

One of the three biggest hits of the 1670s, the return of this iconic Restoration Comedy highlights the staying power of this kind of satire. That not only do audiences still love to laugh at it, but that actors and writers still love to play with it.

"I fell in love with Moliere, madly, then the English plays of the same era.  Dorimant (John Wilmot) is typical of the great, charismatic hero of this era, adorable despite his bad behaviour. They are deliciously irreverent. They laugh knowingly at the human condition. There is no belief in "God" just "Now"! They have great energy and wit.  They just need the Moliere treatment - to be translated into modern English for ease of access.", explains writer Janet Dimelow.

Directed by Dirk Hoult, starring Josh Futcher and featuring an extensive cast of some of Melbourne's hot young things, this premiere season promises a wonderfully full bodied, cheeky night out!

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