There is nothing so sweet as to overcome the resistance of a beautiful woman; and, where they are concerned, I have the ambition of a conqueror…
Theatre Lab Company is bringing Molière’s seductive, comic, Don Juan to London’s Hoxton Hall, directed by Anastasia Revi, this April.
The production is a follow-up to the company’s acclaimed Salome, at Hoxton Hall last year, and the recent applauded production of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn at London’s Tabard Theatre (read Stage Review’s four-star review HERE).
Charming, egocentric, atheist, philanderer – and recently wed – Don Juan (Peter Rae) is about to commit adultery against his new wife.
Accompanied by his servant, Sganarelle, (David Furlong) he sets out in pursuit of his next amorous conquest.
Sganarelle challenges his master’s libertine views as the pair engage in a hilarious philosophical debate to defend their equally self-serving moralities.
Don Juan is remorseless, unrepentant and has a voracious libido. Sganarelle is clever, pious but ambitious.
Set against the backdrop of the Venice Carnival, Don Juan is a black comedy that follows the last day of the legendary playboy’s life.
Don Juan’s notorious exploits have captured the imaginations of playwrights, poets and composers for stage, opera and screen.
Lord Byron, Mozart (Don Giovanni), Patrick Marber (Don Juan in Soho) and Johnny Depp (Don Juan de Marcos), among others, have been inspired by the tale.
The remaining cast are Emmanuela Lia, Benoît Gouttenoire, Samuel Lawrence and Signe Preston.
Don Juan plays at Hoxton Hall from April 25 – May 12.