La Bete 2010

Opened: July 7, 2010
Closing: September 04, 2010

La Bete - 2010 - West End History , Info & More

Comedy Theatre
(Leicester Square) Panton Street off Haymarket London

When The Princess (Joanna Lumley) invites street clown Valere (Mark Rylance) to inject some bawdy fun and mischief into her staid acting troupe, she anticipates an exciting creative combination. But the troupe's leader, Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), is an elitist and fervent lover of high-brow theatre who clashes with Valere - a gaudy comic and a fervent lover of ... well, himself. So begins a gloriously witty and wildly hilarious battle of art and egos.



Following its London run, La Bête will transfer to Broadway.


Get La Bete Email Alerts

Be the first to get ticket offers, news, photos & more.

LA BETE: Review Roundup
by Gabrielle Sierra - July 8, 2010


Mark Rylance (Valere), David Hyde Pierce (Elomire) and Joanna Lumley (The Princess) are joined by Stephen Ouimette (Bejart), Lisa Joyce (Marquise-Therese Du Parc), Greta Lee (Dorine), Robert Lonsdale (Rene Du Parc), Michael Milligan (De Brie), Liza Sadovy (Catherine De Brie) and Sally Wingert (Madeleine Bejart) in Matthew Warchus' production of David Hirson's La Bête.

LA BETE Begins Previews Today at the Comedy Theatre, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2010


Mark Rylance (Valere), David Hyde Pierce (Elomire) and Joanna Lumley (The Princess) are joined by Stephen Ouimette (Bejart), Lisa Joyce (Marquise-Therese Du Parc), Greta Lee (Dorine), Robert Lonsdale (Rene Du Parc), Michael Milligan (De Brie), Liza Sadovy (Catherine De Brie) and Sally Wingert (Madeleine Bejart) as rehearsals begin for Matthew Warchus' production of David Hirson's La Bête.

Ouimette, Joyce, Lee Join Cast of LA BETE
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 18, 2010


Mark Rylance (Valere), David Hyde Pierce (Elomire) and Joanna Lumley (The Princess) are joined by Stephen Ouimette (Bejart), Lisa Joyce (Marquise-Therese Du Parc), Greta Lee (Dorine), Robert Lonsdale (Rene Du Parc), Michael Milligan (De Brie), Liza Sadovy (Catherine De Brie) and Sally Wingert (Madeleine Bejart) as rehearsals begin for Matthew Warchus' production of David Hirson's La Bête.

La Bete History

Other Productions of La Bete

1991   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2010   West End London Production
West End
2010   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway

La Bete - 2010 West End Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2011 Olivier Awards Best Actor Mark Rylance
2011 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Mark Thompson
2011 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Joanna Lumley

Videos