If you’re in the mood for some seduction this August, make your way to the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 for the National Theatre Live production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

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Cast and crew

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas – broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home.

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman) and Dominic West (The Wire).

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s 30-year anniversary.

 

Plot

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Screening is for one night only at the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6. Tickets are $40 including a glass of bubbly. Only 18 years and older. Tickets are available for purchase through the box office.

 

Reviews:

“One of the best stage adaptations ever written” – Observer
“Dominic West is great as Valmont, a booming, lusty bounder. Janet McTeer is sensational as Merteuil.” – Time Out
“Heady and intoxicating. A brilliantly revived adaptation.”  – Daily Telegraph
“Janet McTeer is absolutely magnificent.”  – The Times