Poet Alcester is disgusted with French society – there’s gossip and whispering behind fans everywhere he looks.
In pursuit of honesty, he embarks on a one-man crusade against the forked tongues and fakery. But could the woman he’s fallen in love with be the worst one of all?
The Misanthrope will be at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, from tonight until Saturday.
The production will be performed by the English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. The company was recently awarded the Best Touring Production at the Theatre Awards UK for Anne Boleyn.
Tickets: £10.50 to £19 from the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton on (023) 8067 1771 or go to nuffieldtheatre.co.uk.