October 2022

From the Director: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Christopher Hampton wrote the play Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which he adapted from the epistolary novel by Choderlos de Laclos in the mid 70s. It was eventually produced  by the RSC in 1985 at The Other Place, Stratford, and was scheduled for just 22 performance with Alan Rickman in the role of ‘Valmont’. Its surprising commercial success led to a transfer to the West End in 1986, and the following year, he wrote the screen play for the much feted film version ‘Dangerous Liasons’ which came out in 1988. The novel, set in pre-revolutionary France in the 1780’s, is about French Aristocrats

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