Complete cast announced for Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Complete casting has now been revealed for the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, written by Christopher Hampton and directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke, which begins previews on 8 October 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, before an official opening on 30 October and a limited 15-week engagement through to 22 January 2017.

The full cast includes Tony winner and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (La Marquise de Merteuil), Tony winner and Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber (Le Vicomte de Valmont), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Madame de Tourvel), Raffi Barsoumian (Le Chevalier Danceny), Ora Jones (Madame de Volanges), Elena Kampouris (Cécile Volanges), Katrina Cunningham (Émilie), Josh Salt (Azolan), Joy Franz (Victoire), David Patterson (Major-domo), Laura Sudduth (Julie) and Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil (Madame de Rosemonde).

Director Josie Rourke released the following statement:

"I am thrilled that this cast has come together so perfectly. I have worked with Raffi Barsoumian and Ora Jones in past productions and they delighted audiences with their talent and magnetism on stage. I am so excited to begin rehearsals with this entire company and bring this wonderful play to New York audiences."
Synopsis: "In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, in 1985, Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation became an award-winning sensation in London's West End and on Broadway. Former lovers, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont compete in games of seduction and revenge. These merciless aristocrats toy with the hearts and reputations of innocents. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the convent-educated Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has other designs. His target is the peerlessly virtuous and happily married Madame de Tourvel."

The creative team behind Les Liaisons Dangereuses features original music by Michael Bruce, scenic & costume design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Carolyn Downing, movement direction by Arthur Pita and fight direction by Richard Ryan.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses is produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover.

- by Tom Millward

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