June 21st – July 17th 2016, Drayton Arms Theatre
Critically acclaimed French theatre company Exchange Theatre are proud to announce the cast of their new adaptation of Moliere’s rarely-performed French farce The Doctor In Spite of Himself, playing in both English and French as part of the Bastille Festival 2016, which returns to the Drayton Arms Theatre this summer.
“mega-multicultural Exchange Theatre have done the unimaginable” (Londonist on The Flies)
Directing and starring as Sganarelle is co-founder and artistic director of Exchange Theatre David Furlong (Red Oleander, Camden People’s Theatre; The Changeling, Young Vic), alongside other co-founder and executive director Fanny Dulin (A Family Affair, The Drayton Arms; Sweeney Todd, Parkes/MacDonald Productions) as Jacqueline. They are joined by Jacqueline Berces (Zorro, Le Théâtre des Variétés) as Martine, Yanouchka Wenger Sabbatini (Don Juan Last Night, théâtre l’Alchimic) as Mme Geronte, Matt Mella (In The Dead of Night, Landor Theatre) as Lucas, Leo Elso (Dusty, Charing Cross Theatre) as Valere/Leandre and introducing Anita Adam Gabay in her first production after training at LAMDA as Lucinde.
“Exchange have done a service making those plays available in English” (Reviewsgate)
In this classic Moliere affair, nothing is quite what it seems. Sganarelle is a drunk and beats his wife, who in return spreads the word that he is actually a brilliant doctor who can only work when he is beaten. Cue a stream of patients and beatings – and in spite of himself, it seems Sganarelle can perform miracles after all!
“Everything here is perfectly spick and span, well organised and genuinely enjoyable” (One Stop Arts on A Family Affair)