An incendiary tale of vanity, seduction and manipulation
The imperious Marquise de Merteuil and the womanising Vicomte de Valmont are intimate friends and former lovers who form an unholy alliance, using sex as bloodsport and setting out to ruin the lives of others either for sport or revenge. Clever and over-confident, the merciless pair set in motion a series of deceptions which explode with shocking results.
This English language production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, written by Christopher Hampton, is based on the iconic 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Set amongst the French aristocracy in the late 18th century, just before the French Revolution, it was one of the most scandalous and controversial novels of European literature of the time.