THE FALSE SERVANT

08 June 2022 – 23 July 2022

by PIERRE MARIVAUX, translated by MARTIN CRIMP


When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman’s money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he’d best not tell the fiancée by mistake. Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play.

This version by Martin Crimp was acclaimed at its 2004 National Theatre premiere by The Telegraph: “Thrills, chills, and belly laughs – this addictively adult comedy has got the lot.”

Paul Miller directs, following his acclaimed production of Marivaux’s The Lottery of Love. Martin Crimp’s prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including our recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair.

“Marivaux’s scepticism, irony and fascination with money and sex make him seem peculiarly modern” The Guardian

“Paul Miller’s fleet-footed production has real charm” Evening Standard on The Lottery of Love

Note: The False Servant will have matinees on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm from 16 June.

Currently social distancing is in place and mask wearing is mandatory at the theatre, this is subject to change in response to improved Covid-19 safety and up-to-date guidance will be sent to you at least 24 hours before your scheduled performance. If capacity for your booked performance is increased, you will be contacted ahead of time and offered another socially distanced performance for your comfort.

OT On Screen

The play will also be available to watch from home via OT On Screen. 
Watch the livestream on 7 July 2022 at 7.30pm BST BOOK HERE
Available to stream on demand at a time that suits you anytime between 7.30pm GMT on 26 July 2022 and 11.59pm BST on 29 July 2022 BOOK HERE

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