With supertitles in English.

The man who laughs based on Victor Hugo' s novel of the same name

a music theatrical composition by Theodore Abazis

REX THEATRE- STAGE "MARIKA KOTOPOULI"

The man who laughs based on Victor Hugo' s novel of the same name

a music theatrical composition by Theodore Abazis

REX THEATRE- STAGE "MARIKA KOTOPOULI"

From 26.09.2019 to 10.11.2019

Thodoris Abazis is both the director and composer of this musical version of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, which returns to the Marika Kotopouli Stage for a second season. The man who laughs is much more than the stormy romance it seems; indeed, the authority of Hugo’s writing makes it a deeply political work, turning a love story into an examination of the excesses of power and how repugnant its true face is.

Early 18th-century London is a highly structured aristocratic society with strict boundaries between the classes. Wealth and a high position in the hierarchy give rise to arrogance. The impoverished, weak-willed people are terrified, with no appetite for resistance and frequently no hope. In this cruel environment, Gwynplaine, a young man whose face has been mutilated into a permanent grin, experiences a pure, true love for a blind girl, Dea. But fortune has the strangest of games in store for him, and once he is in a position of power, he dares to stand up for himself and comes face-to-face with the callousness of the powerful.


Recorded narration: Thanasis Papgeorgiou (Greek) and Rigas Axelos (French).

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