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Tel 01865 305305
Oxford OX4 1RE
Tel 01865 792209
Gloucester Street, Oxford
Tel: 01865 305 305
Fire Station Theatre
40 George Street, Oxford
Tel: 01865 297 170
Jericho Comedy Club
Upstairs at the Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street,
Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AE
Tel:01865 311 775
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Modern Art Oxford
Tel. 01865 722733 Recorded info 01865 813830
Sonning Eye, near Reading
0118 969 8000
Meeting House, 42 St Giles, Oxford
Theatre, Checker Walk, Abingdon
Comedy Club, 3-5 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford,
Tel: 01367 710 593
Tel: 0870 7500659
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has loved Marguerite Gautier since the first moment he saw her.
the most reputed prostitute in mid-nineteenth century Paris, has
never been in love.
he reveals his feelings to her she laughs it off, asking "And what
should I do with this great love of yours?". He answers, "Love me
but surely he gets under her skin against all odds, and that is
when the true torment begins.
suffers from tuberculosis and knows that she will die very soon.
strong and acutely aware of who she is, she takes on the new and
unfamiliar feeling that is love as uncompromisingly as she does
everything else in life. But things are not as easy as that.
a business transaction between prostitute and client is perfectly
normal in Parisian high society, true love between a decent man
and a fallen woman is completely unacceptable.
this cruel community, people fall in and out of favour overnight
and friends appear and disappear accordingly.
Marguerite begins to succumb to her disease, it becomes clear that
she has, in her own words, a past that won't allow her to have a
Nardini is brilliant as Marguerite and conveys her self-destructive
energy in a way reminiscent of Anna, the character Nardini played
in This Life.
Cowan gives a great performance as the intense and temperamental
Armand, and Beverly Klein is highly annoying as the shameless, flattering
and opportunistic Prudence.
on the play:
is based on La Dame aux Camélias, Alexandre Dumas' autobiographical
the young man who loves Marguerite so much that he can neither eat
nor sleep, was based on Dumas and Marguerite - the object of his
affection - is based on a woman named Marie Duplessis.