Theatr Mwldan | Mappa Mundi Co-Production


Tour Dates: 22 April – 27 June 2010


“Le Vicomte de Valmont is conspicuously charming and never opens his mouth without first calculating what damage he can do.” Mme. De Volanges 

Following on from their successful adaptations of Canterbury Tales and Moll Flanders, Mappa Mundi, Wales’ most dynamic and popular theatre company, turn their attention to Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 French novel about lust, greed, deception and romance. Set among the glittering chandeliers and marble salons of Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, Dangerous Liaisons exposes the seedy reality of the rarefied microcosm of old French aristocracy. A society in which the most innocent and the most noble-minded become the sexual prey of the treacherous machinations of a couple of bored and decadent ex-lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, who have both ice-cold revenge and sizzling seduction on their minds. The story unfolds through a series of letters written by the idle rich. Each letter exposes plots and counterplots until sexual corruption and the desire for vengeance propels the story to its tragic ending. Bringing the panache and flair which theatre audiences have long associated with Mappa Mundi, Dangerous Liaisons is sophisticated, witty, yet raucous; dark, sensual, and insightful. Most of all, it is very, very sexy. This new production of Dangerous Liaisons is a treat for the senses: Mappa Mundi recreates in its own indomitable style the spectacle and squalor of French society at the moment it was to change forever.


Age suitability: 16+


Press Quotes:


‘Richly and wickedly funny but towards the end the comedy falls away to reveal the bleak and devastating darkness at its core. It is the most satisfying thing I’ve ever seen from Mappa Mundi.’ Victor Hallet on Dangerous Liaisons
‘Mappa Mundi's terrific new adaptation… impressively accessible reworking… the language is startlingly clear and beautifully enunciated…It’s punk-tinged, seething with a dark passion…The performances are flawless… a ravishing, smouldering thrill to observe” The Guardian on Dangerous Liasions 2010


Tour Venues:

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Coliseum, Aberdare Porthcawl

Pavillion, Porthcawl

Theatr Hafren, Newtown

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Galeri, Caernarfon

The Stiwt, Rhosllannerchrugog

Greenwich Theatre, London

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllhelli

Palace Theatre, Newark

Coal Exchange, Cardiff

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Taliesin, Swansea

The Roses Theatre,Tewkesbury

Artrix, Bromsgrove

The Castle, Wellingborough

Theatre Royal, Winchester

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Cornerstone, Didcot

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