The School for Wives
by Molière - new translation
The School for Wives
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An older man's plans to marry his naïve ward, raised to know nothing of the world, are scuppered when she accidentally falls in love with a young stranger who tips his hat to her in the street. Arnolphe's schemes to cut short their budding romance create a pacy, slapstick social comedy, where Arnolphe, so often laughing at others' faults is himself made the fool. Running throughout is a harsher subtext of manipulation and surveillance, all brought out in this funky new adaptation of Molière's classic where sharply re-scripted dialogue blends with paranoias and sexual fantasies.

‘Funny, serious, twisted and gripping’ Rating 40/50
C nova
C nova (studio 3) venue 145 India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX
3-20 Aug at 14:00 (0hr55)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+