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 enjoy raunchier material married to a time period not like our own
Don't see it if you're going with someone under the age of 13 - and want something that is faster/less dense
See it if You enjoyed the movie Dangerous Liaisons with Glen Closeor Cruel Intentions. Also if you're a fan of Liev Schrieber.
Don't see it if You only like to see musicals as this is not. If you do not like stories about manipulation and deceit.
See it if you are in the mood for an actors workshop. The leads and whole cast bring the characters to life. Beautiful set design and transitions.
Don't see it if You are looking for something more fast paced and or more modern.
See it if you like complex story and good acting. It's a long play, but at the end is well worth the time.
Don't see it if seeing a men pursuing multiple women turns you off
See it if Janet McTeer making bad look so wickedly good is exciting, you loved Cruel Intentions (you're an adult now, see what the movie was based on
Don't see it if classic language w/ dialect bothers you
See it if You are interested in a new take on a play that seems to have not aged well. Good actors struggle and give their all but in the end OK only.
Don't see it if You have the original in mind or are not a Liev Schrieber or Janet McTeer fan
See it if you want to see a great performance by Janet McTeer.
Don't see it if a play about sex and revenge isn't quite as sexy and raunchy as it thinks it is. At times falls flat, despite it's best efforts.
Also Based on seeing it at the Donmar Warehouse
See it if You love the play. The staging is great as is most of the acting. Unfortunately Liev Schreiber is completely miscast.
Don't see it if You have seen the original and have certain expectations for Le Vicomte de Valmont (in this production Liev Schreiber).
See it if You enjoy expertly acted period pieces with beautiful costumes or you are a fan of the lead actors.
Don't see it if You don't want to follow a period piece with many characters and a twisty plot. You are upset by the suggestion of sexual manipulation.
See it if you enjoy intelligent straightforward classical theatre. This also requires an emotional investment with characters who may not deserve it.
Don't see it if you are looking for a light entertaining evening of feel good theatre. Three hours with these difficult characters is no walk in the park.
See it if You enjoy classics with outstanding acting that make you think about history and current events.
Don't see it if You don't like words, ideas, thoughts, challenges. . .
See it if you want to see a cleverly written play.
Don't see it if you've seen the movie. In the revival, the dramatic climax doesn't come to fruition due to a lack of careful escalation of the performances.
See it if If you want to see a master in the art of seduction and the complexities of love and romance between the sexes.
Don't see it if You are thinking of entering a convent or monastery.
See it if you love Janet McTeer (great here!), the play itself, or want to see Liev Schreiber (not at his best) in a beautifully designed period drama
Don't see it if period dramas aren't your thing, or if you couldn't bear seeing a production that isn't as sharp-edged and harrowing as it should be!
See it if you enjoyed reading/seeing as a movie. McTeer is wonderful & Powerful. You like sex & subtle comedy. Entertaining The cast was very good.
Don't see it if If you don't like these period plays, It was long but passed quickly. However, it slowed in a few places.