The Miser

Presented by Bell Shakespeare
  • Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 02 Mar - 06 Apr
    LIMITED SEASON
    Recommended for ages 16+
    $95.00*
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  • Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 02 Mar - 06 Apr
    LIMITED SEASON
    Recommended for ages 16+
    $95.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Sydney Opera House

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About the event

Wealthy skinflint, Harpagon is so cheap he’d rather bury his money in the backyard and steal oats from his horse before seeing a dollar spent. Welcome to the world of The Miser, where passion and penny-pinching go head to head in a ribald comedy of manners.

John Bell stars as the stingy, avaricious and obnoxious Harpagon, a money-lender who makes Ebenezer Scrooge look generous. This is a man who loves nothing more than his beloved cash — not even his own children. With his eye on the prize — an inappropriately young bride who already has her sights set on his son — Harpagon is prepared to sacrifice his children and his dignity to win it all.

First performed in 1668, The Miser is the well-known satire by French playwright Molière, known for other classics such as Tartuffe and The Misanthrope.

"Me? Well off? Slander and lies!"

HARPAGON, THE MISER