Ben Brantley, New York Times
18 reviews, average rating:(3.1 Stars)
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American playwright David Hirson's rollicking 1991 play, La Bête, is a comic tour de force about Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theatre, and Valere (Mark Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself.
When the fickle princess (Joanna Lumley) decides she’s grown weary of Elomire's royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages.
La Bête will star Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing), Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Dr Niles Crane in Frasier) and BAFTA Award winner Joanna Lumley (Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous) and will be directed by the multi award-winning Matthew Warchus (The Norman Conquests, God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing).
Previews from 23rd September 2010
Opening night 14th October 2010
Closes: 9th January 2011
Audience: La Bête is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards
Run time : One hour and 45 minutes with no intermission
Christmas & New Year Schedule
December 24th – No performance
December 25th – 8pm performance only (no matinee)
December 26th – 3pm & additional 7:30 pm performance
December 31st – No performance
January 2nd - 3pm & additional 7:30 pm performance
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