The Miser

Garrick Theatre

The Miser

01 Mar 2017 - 10 Jun 2017

£10.00 - £13.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

2.9 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

The skinflint Harper has wealth, and he can't stand the thought of spending any of it. But his obsession with penny-pinching and cost-cutting rapidly descends into paranoia and farce, and forces his children into taking extreme measures.

A new version adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter.


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“Freely interpreted and splendidly silly adaptation of Molière's comic classic... Fresh, funny and farcical.”

Jane Kemp (What's On Stage)

“Rather than play it straight as a satire, Foley pushes all the buttons marked “panto”... Mack is very funny.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“A sustained gag-fest... I would have enjoyed the production more if it didn’t seek to clobber us into submission. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Foley and Porter have taken beaucoup de liberté... A pumped-up evening that at times feels like an exhausting onslaught of mirth”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Foley doesn’t stint in this free adaptation... Often very funny indeed... If it went any further this would be panto.”

Tom Birchenough (Arts Desk)

“Don’t expect any reverence... Lee Mack clearly relishing the Baldrick-esque part... Played for very broad laughs indeed.”

Matt Breen (Time Out)

“Lots of bulging eyeballs, shouting and comic accents... Might have been funnier if Mr Foley had trusted Moliere a little more.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Comic vitality and escapist charm... I can’t fault Jones’ commitment to the feelgood cause... Fun enough.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“They certainly cram in the comedy in this free, verging on frantic Molière adaptation... Jokes are plentiful and well executed.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“An over-cooked but under-nourished reboot of a stale Moliere comedy... Exhausting to watch.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“There is scarcely a moment when you don’t see the jokes heaving themselves up on to the stage... A mugfest.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“One of Moliere’s masterpieces... Foley’s current production makes TV’s ’Allo ’Allo look like Chekhov. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“All the traditional ingredients of pantomime are present and correct... probably a bit much for a play by Molière.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

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