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Don Juan in Soho

PUBLISHED: 12:56 21 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:16 11 August 2010

A HORNCHURCH drama group are resurrecting the most famous voyeur of the 17th century next month. Kytes Theatre Group, based at Fairkytes Arts Centre, Billet Lane, are putting on an adaptation of Moliere s famous play about Don Juan, the totally immoral d

A HORNCHURCH drama group are resurrecting the most famous voyeur of the 17th century next month.

Kytes Theatre Group, based at Fairkytes Arts Centre, Billet Lane, are putting on an adaptation of Moliere's famous play about Don Juan, the totally immoral dandy of his day who apparently swept legions of women off their feet.

Written by Patrick Marber, the play brings all the salacious goings on to modern day Soho.

The libertine's story has been told my many and first came to the public notice in a play written in Spain around 1630 and set in the fourteenth century.

The most famous was Moliere's Dom Juan ou le Festin de Pierre in 1665, and the legend has grown ever since.

Don Juan takes great pleasure in seducing women and enjoys fighting their champions, so setting it in modern day London would seem to be an interesting twist.

The play is at the Brentwood Theatre for three performances from Thursday May 14 to Saturday May 16 with tickets at £10 available from the box office on 01277 200305.


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