From 15 Nov 2018 to 7 Apr 2019
The Teatro Manzoni programme of performances for the 2018/2019 season has now been released and features great Italian artists and highly-anticipated shows.
An almost year-long journey to discover comic theatre with timeless classics from esteemed playwrights such as Molière and Eduardo. Delightful stage adaptations of literary texts from, amongst others, novelists Aldo Palazzeschi and Agatha Christie.
An artistic and cultural excursion that delves into illustrious classics and original dramatic productions ... Enjoy the show!
- From 15th to 18th November 2018
Angela Finocchiaro in ‘Ho perso il filo’ (I’ve lost the thread)
Directed by Cristina Pezzoli - Choreography by Hervé Koubi
The season’s inauguration is entrusted to one of Italy’s most loved actresses, Angela Finocchiaro, and her new entertaining and visionary show inspired by the myth of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur with Theseus and Ariadne.
- From 29th November to 2nd December 2018
Luca De Filippo Theatrical Company in ‘Questi fantasmi!’(Oh! These ghosts!)
By Eduardo De Filippo - Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana
The tradition of Eduardo's great classics is reinvented at the Manzoni with one of the playwright’s most popular comedies that successfully balances humour with tragedy in a way that the poet Ungaretti would call ‘The joy of Shipwrecks’.
- From 13th to 16th December 2018
Milena Vukotic and Lucia Poli in ‘Sorelle Materassi’
By Aldo Palazzeschi –Directed by Geppy Gleijeses
With charming satire two great actress of Italian theatre interpret the charismatic spinsters in Palazzeschi’s famous novel; the ladies are blinded by the senile love for their untrustworthy nephew who will, eventually, leave them penniless.
- From 31st January to 3rd February 2019
Maria Amelia Monti in ‘Miss Marple - Giochi di prestigio’ (They Do it with Mirrors)
By Agatha Christie - Directed by Pierpaolo Sepe
Agatha Christie’s famous detective, Miss Marple, makes her debut on the Italian stages captivatingly portrayed by Maria Amelia Monti. A fascinating mystery set in the English countryside of the 1940s.
- From 21st to 24th February 2019
Alessandro Benvenuti in ‘L'Avaro’ (The Miser)
By Molière - Adaptation and direction by Ugo Chiti
Acrimonious and yet comical, Molière’s miser - adapted by the renowned playwright Ugo Chiti and portrayed by the talented Alessandro Benvenuti - is a firecracker of a show, an immortal classic of sizzling modernity.
- From 14th to 17th March 2019
Iaia Forte and Ennio Fantastichini in ‘Tempi nuovi’ (New Times)
Written and directed by Cristina Comencini
A family group (mother, father and two children) is overwhelmed by the rapid changes of our times linked to social media and new relationships that comically upset the lives of the four protagonists.
- From 28th to 31st March 2019
Giulio Scarpati and Valeria Solarino in ‘Misantropo’(Misanthrope)
By Molière - Directed by Nora Venturini
‘Misanthrope’ is the story of a man who wants to win the affections of the woman he loves but who, at the end of a whole day, has still not succeeded.
Molière’s masterpiece is reinvented in the expressions and gestures of Giulio Scarpati and Valeria Solarino, protagonists of a tragicomedy in whose flaws we too can recognize ourselves and each other; we laugh as we look at ourselves in the mirror.
- From 4th to 7th April 2019
Gank Theatre Company in ‘Le prénom’
By Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière - Directed by Antonio Zavatteri
Six nominations for the Molière Prize in Paris, and successful film adaptations for this exciting and hilarious comedy (translated by Fausto Paravidino) full of twists and irresistible satire.