Molière’s – The Miser

themiserinactionA new version of Molière’s classic comedy. Translated, Written & Directed by Alice Coghlan. Performed in The James Joyce Centre as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 9th-23rd September 2007,

Money makes the world go round. And Georgian Dublin’s worst miser and money lender would sooner die than lose it. Wonderland’s site-specific staging of Molière’s classic comedy replaces Paris with Georgian Dublin, and uses the magnificent backdrop of wonderfully restored Georgian drawing rooms to full dramatic effect.

Old Harpagon has sent his debtors to the gallows. Now it’s time to send his children to the devil. For his loving daughter he has selected a marriage without dowry and a rich widow for his dandy son. But when Harpagon lusts after the same girl as his son, all comic hell breaks loose and his children conspire to trick this dirty Scrooge out of his beloved treasure chest.

This splendid adaptation features splendid Georgian costume, live music and operatic song, and a setting which transports the audience back to the Dublin of 240 years ago – a booming city with a miserly money culture which could be our own.

“Quite simply superb! Witty, wonderful, Wonderland …
the most promising company since the debut years of Rough Magic”
The Irish Times ✮✮✮✮✮

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From Wonderland Productions Ltd.
Alberto Albertino, Shadaan Felfeli, David Ferguson, Connolly Heron, Declan McGauran, Eithne McGuinness, Paul Nolan, Martin Phillips, Bernie O’Reilly, Sarah-Jayne Quigley & Helen Smith

The Production Team
Writer/Director: Alice Coghlan
Costume Design: Aisling Nic Eoin & Gillian Hollingsworth
Lighting Design: Helina Patience
Producer: Sean Ramsay
Assistant Director: Charlotte Harrison
Stage Management: Camilla Jade Wilcock & Jean Igoe
Photography & Poster/Flyer Design:

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