Don Juan

Directed by John Retallack

In his search for licentious pleasure, Don Juan flies in the face of traditional morality, despite warnings that he will incur the wrath of God...

Is Don Juan an enlightened free-loving, free thinking liberal? A radical cynic or a shallow amoralist? Hero, or liar and villain? Don Juan sexual's crusade leads him back to a town he had formerly been forced to flee, having killed a man. His love-making causes quarrelling among the local women - but why should he care?! Juan is warned that is behaviour is unacceptable, outrageous: by Donna Elvira, his forsaken wife and lover, by Sganarel, his faithful servant, by his father, who feels all the shame of his son's depravity, and finally, by the ghost of his victim.

Don Juan mocks them all, he is an atheist , in pursuit of worldly pleasure. Only as the play draws to a close, dooes he realise the error os his ways.

This scathing, hilarious comedy, by "The Shakespeare of France", questions attitudes about love, sex and religion in a way that is still as relevant today as it was 300 years ago. ATCs brand new adaptation is designed to enhance the warmth and humour of the play, whilst keeping the moral arguments subtly in view. It's fast, furious, and very funny!

A new adaptation by Nigel Gearing and John Retallack.

Subsided by the Arts Council of Great Britain

Image by Iain Lanyon
 

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Dates-

  • - Tolworth Recreation Centre (Surbiton)
  • Harrogate Theatre (Harrogate)
  • - Prospect Hotel (Harrogate)
  • - Treasurer's House (York)
  • - Circuit Tent 1, Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
  • Grantown-on-Spey Grammar School (Grantown-on-Spey)
  • Plockton High School (Plockton)
  • Lochinver Public Hall (Lochinver)
  • Lochaber High School, Fort William (Fort William)
  • Acharacle Village Hall (Acharacle)
  • Clifton Hotel (Naim)
  • Fareham
  • - South Hill Park (Bracknell)
  • - Croydon Warehouse Theatre (Croydon)
  • Towngate Theatre (Basildon)
  • - Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees (Stockton-on-Tees)
  • - Rugby School (Rugby)
  • Hereford Cathedral School (Hereford)
  • Six Form College, Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury)
  • - Rose Theatre, Kidderminster (Kidderminster)
  • Evesham Arts Centre (Evesham)
  • Oswestry (Oswestry)
  • Droitwich High School (Droitwich)
  • Wrekin College, Telford (Telford)
  • - Charnwood Theatre, Loughborough (Loughborough)
  • - Stahl Theatre (Oundle)
  • - Brewhouse Theatre (Taunton)
  • - Gulbenkian Theatre (Canterbury)
  • - Medway Little Theatre (Rochester)
  • - Pavillion Theatre, Brighton (Brighton)
  • - Trinity Arts Centre (Tunbridge Wells)
  • - Tivoli Perf. Arts Centre (Eastbourne)
  • - Epsom Playhouse (Epsom)
  • - The Wells Centre, Wells-Next-The-Sea (Wells-Next-The-Sea)
  • Brampton Playhouse (Brampton)
  • The Century Theatre (Keswick)
  • - Stanwix Arts Centre (Carlisle)
  • Alston Town Hall (Alston)
  • Exeter College (Exeter)
  • Strode Theatre (Street)
  • The Beaford Centre (South Molton)
  • The West End Centre (Aldershot)
  • - Jackson's Lane Community Centre (London)
  • Shouson Theatre (Hong-Kong Arts Festival)
  • The New Fortune Theatre (Festival of Perth, Australia)

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