The Miser

THE MISER

A penny-pinching wart of a father.
Oppressed lovers.
Nimble servants.
A cunning plan...






Ensemble

 
Written by: Moliere, 1668
First performed: The Market Theatre, Johannesburg, 2013  
New Translation: Sylvaine Strike and William Harding
Director: Sylvaine Strike  
Cast: Lionel Newton, Patricia Boyer, Atandwa Kani, Kate Liquorish, William Harding, Mpho Osei Tutu, Jason Kennett, Motlatji Ditodi  
Lighting: Alex Farmer  
Costumes: Sarah Roberts  
Set design: Sylvaine Strike, Sarah Roberts, Chen Nakar  
Original music composed by: Dean Barrett  
Stage manager: Thunyelwa Rachwene  

Awards and Nominations:

Nominated for 8 NALEDI AWARDS and winner of 4:
winner Best Performance by an Actress in a supporting role........... Patricia Boyer
winner Best Costume....................................................................... Sarah Roberts
winner Best Production of a Play 2012  
winner Best Director of a Play or Musical......................................... Sylvaine Strike
Best Performance by an Actor...................................................................... Lionel Newton
Best performance by an Actor in a supporting role....................................... Atandwa Kani
Best Newcomer.............................................................................................. Motlatji Ditodi
Best Cutting Edge/ Ensemble  

Reviews:

"... sophisticated and luminous theatre..." "...relevance and spunk..."
Paul Boekkooi, Die Beeld Lesley Stones, The Daily Maverick
   
"...South African production of the year..." "...terrifyingly haunting final image..."
Adrienne Sichel, The Star Tonight Marianthe Kaldelis, Artslink
"so good, you don’t want it to end" "packed with wit and pathos "
Robyn Sassen, The Jewish Report Bruce Dennill, The Citizen
 
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