Tony winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber star in Donmar Warehouse's revival of the classic tale of sex, power, and betrayal among the 18th-century French aristocracy. More…
Direct from London, McTeer reprises her role in Donmar Warehouse’s critically acclaimed production of Christopher Hampton's 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' directed by Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke. 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' begins with two ex-lovers who scheme to ruin the reputation of an innocent young aristocrat. As their game of manipulation becomes more intricate, they quickly discover that the stakes are higher than they bargained for—and their last encounter may be their most dangerous by far.
See it if you're a McTeer fan (I am). She dominates without an equal sparring partner. Liev falls flat. Almost all-white cast. Polished production.
Don't see it if you're upset by scheming characters who purposely hurt others...and thereby themselves. Cruelty is a game. A talky show; some parts drag.
Also Aren't real candles a fire hazard?
See it if You're a fan of period piece scaled down. I didn't see the original but from what I understand this one is a lot "simpler"...I like that.
Don't see it if You adored the original I think you will probably be disappointed.
See it if you want to see some great acting performances in a play that paints a very problematic picture of the agency of its female characters.
Don't see it if you'll be upset by a positive portrayal of a man who thinks "no" means "yes" when it comes to sexual consent.
See it if blatant sexual innuendo & heavy irony amuse you. There's a lot of philosophy for justification where a sense of fun would have worked better
Don't see it if you're easily distracted. Staging has people inexplicably dancing on & off stage & moving chandeliers that are replaced by fluorescents
See it if you want to see two old pros McTeer & Schreiber dishing out delightful double entendres, hilarious newcomer E. Kampouris stealing scenes
Don't see it if this production misses the brilliant, seamless repartee, chemistry and shock value of droll original with Duncan & Rickman
See it if You want to see an outstanding performance from Janet McTeer. You like pretty costumes.
Don't see it if You remember the better movie versions. You want to see a cast that enjoying the performance:w/the exception of 2 actresses, they're not.
See it if Janet McTeer was pretty incredible. The rest of the cast was also good although unfortunately Liev Schreiber seemed somewhat miscast.
Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned drama. Not much humor. Convoluted plot. Slow at times. Even sleep inducing.
See it if you're interested in an intelligent production with masterful performances & exquisite design (you'd think a Vermeer painting came to life).
Don't see it if you need something fast paced and easily accessible.
See it if You enjoy French Revolutionary-set dramatic thrillers or could watch Janet McTeer act the phone book (she's magnificent).
Don't see it if You've disliked this play in the past (there's nothing new here) or aren't interested in a nearly three-hour drama.
See it if See Liev Schreiber up close. Everyone is having affairs left & right. Easy to follow. Sword fight at very end.
Don't see it if If you'll be offended by some simulated sex on stage
See it if you like Donmar Warehouse productions, McTeer and Schreiber; you can accept Valmont is not played by Richman and you enjoy high stakes games
Don't see it if you are adverse to 2 1/2 hrs of cruel intentions, deceit, sexual themes and characters with way too much time on their hands.
See it if you are a big fan of Liev Schreiber or Janet McTeer. However, both have performed better elsewhere.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a lifeless version of a very good play. Perhaps the day after Christmas was responsible for these listless performance
See it if you want to see some great acting performances—McTeer was excellent. You enjoy romance, scheming and plotting. Costumes are nice.
Don't see it if you were hoping this production would be more dynamic. It's a solid effort, and had potential to be riveting, but something is lacking.
See it if McTeer is magnificent. Liev is a bit stiff, except in his seduction scenes. I've seen the play a few times before. A period & costume piece
Don't see it if Love Raffi Barsoumian who plays the smitten youth Danceny. I saw him play the heroic Pericles at the Public. How versatile he is..
See it if you want to see superb acting. This is the 3rd version of Liaisons I've seen and by far the best. Set is awful, but everything else is great
Don't see it if you don't like good acting.Set and some of the choreo between scenes is overly theatrical.Play itself works very, very well despite that. Go
See it if a war-of-the-sexes via sexual combat, inappropriate conquests, and dry wit appeals to you.
Don't see it if you're not a Liev Schreiber fan? Though I'm not per se, he's pretty good here.
See it if you want to see Liev Screiber on stage. Personally, I went for Janet McTeer who is giving an INCREDIBLE performance.
Don't see it if you're easily bored with period pieces and don't like fluffy language.
See it if you want a master class in acting, Janet McTeer & Liev Schreiber are excellent! Terrible characters you love
Don't see it if you want a fast-paced modern play or something fresh; or if you are uncomfortable with sexual situations
See it if you enjoy an eighteenth century story about devious social manipulation. Kind of like Ray Donovan in 1780.
Don't see it if you don't have enough patience to sit through lengthy dialogue to enjoy the complexities of this plot.
See it if You are a fan of Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber. Both are believable in their roles.
Don't see it if You don't like long dramas. The humor seemed oddly placed.
See it if like a play well acted about cat and mouse tactics using sex and revenge to satisfy your desires and self worth in 18th century France.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with plays that are sexually explicit and show people at their worse.
See it if You've never seen it before on stage. This play was revived not too long ago by Roundabout, and the present cast provides a stark contrast.
Don't see it if Lengthy period pieces are not your cup of tea. The play is long and seems to move slowly at times.
See it if You want to see an outstanding production of a fine play. You appreciate terrific, subtle, engrossing acting.
Don't see it if You are disinterested in intrigue and romance. You need a fast paced and action filled three hours at the theatre.