January 29-April 19, 2007
The National Theatre
Co-stars: Hayley Atwell, Rory Kinnear, Bertie Carvel, Nancy Carroll, Amit Shah, Amber Agar
Awards: Rory Kinnear won the 2008 Laurence Olivier and Ian Charleston Awards for Best Performance in a Supporting Role
George Etherege’s glittering masterwork of Restoration Comedy is set in a London obsessed with having it all, and takes a steely look at young people driven by the need to have the latest clothes, the latest gossip and each other’s bodies.
Dorimant, who can generally charm any woman in town back to his apartment, can’t persuade Belinda into his bed until he’s promised to dump Loveit, his current mistress. Mission accomplished, he turns his sights on Harriet, who is rich enough to solve his financial problems but smart enough not to play his game.