Members only reading of this play on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - 8.00pm
This weeks online play-reading will be “Liaisons Dangereuse” by Christopher Hampton. The reading will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 2nd June, starting at 8pm. For more details, please contact Lorraine Bottomley if you would like to read one of the roles. -You will need to be good sight-readers so that the play flows at pace.
This wonderful play is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two narcissistic rivals (and ex-lovers) who use seduction as a weapon to socially control and exploit others, all the while enjoying their cruel games and boasting about their manipulative talents.
La Marquise De Merteuil: 35-50. wealthy widow, cunning, “virtuoso of deceit”
Mme De Volanges: 35-50. Merteuil’s cousin, also a widow
Cecile Volanges: 20-25. Volanges’s daughter, attractive girl of 15
Major-Domo: 25-55. Well groomed member of Merteuil’s household
Le Vicomte De Valmont: 30-45. Charming, elegant, and manipulative
Azolan: 20-35. Valmont’s valet de chamber, a dapper young man
Mme De Rosemonde: 50-70. Valmont’s aunt, 84 years old, intelligent, practical, lively
La Presidente De Tourvel: 20-35. young friend of Rosemonde, moral and upstanding
Emilie: 20-35. A courtesan
Le Chevalier Danceny: 20-30. Knight of Malta, handsome and naïve young man courting Cecile
In order to take part in the play you will need to link in with Lorraine Bottomley and also be in possession of the play script. Please contact Lorraine using the form below as soon as possible so she has time to allocate parts in advance.