• Genre Drama
  • Stage Drama Theatre
  • Premiere6. April 2019
  • Length2:50 hod.
  • Number of reprises26
  • Final performance6. April 2021

a drama full of romantic intrigue

“Pleasure is the only thing that unites the sexes, and yet it isn´t a sufficient basis for any relationship.” Two ex-lovers – the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont – are brought together again by their desire for revenge. The marquise wants to punish her treacherous lover, Count de Gercourt, for wanting to marry the young and virtuous Cécile de Volanges. The plan is to have Valmont seduce Cécile. Valmont also wants to take revenge on Cécile´s mother for warning Madame de Tourvel, whom he is trying to seduce, against his debauchery. He thus takes on the role of the love trainer of young Cécile, even though it complicates his own plans with his new lover a lot. However, he has one condition – if he is successful with Madame de Tourvel and supports this with written proof, he will be rewarded with a night spent together with the marquise. Both of these ruthless manipulators of human feelings thus start a series of various intrigues in which they play games with the feelings of others – however, it gradually becomes clear that their own hearts are more fragile than they thought…

The famous epistolary novel by French writer Choderlos de Laclos from 1782 has seen many theatre and film adaptations. The most successful of these is generally considered to be that produced by English playwright Christopher Hampton for London’s National Theatre in 1985. He took all the emotions in Dangerous Liaisons that have controlled people since time immemorial - love, jealousy, humiliation, passion – and distilled them into brilliant, highly theatrically effective situations. Now this exceptional drama is also coming to our theatre.


  • Christopher Hampton

Directed by

  • Mikoláš Tyc

Assistant director


  • Ladislav Smoček
  • Vladimíra Smočková


  • Aneta Grňáková



  • Andrej Ďurík

Umělecký záznam a střih představení

  • Dalibor Černák

Světelný design

  • Martin Seidl


  • Josef Jurásek

Movement coordination

  • Adéla Stodolová

Production adaptation

  • Mikoláš Tyc a Jan Šotkovský

Markýza de Merteuil

Paní de Volanges

Paní de Rosemonde

Prezidentová de Tourvel

Vikomt de Valmont

Rytíř Danceny

Cecílie de Volanges

Azolan, Valmontův sluha



Peter Stoličný 11. April 2019 zdroj www.eurozpravy.cz

(…) The author tells the story of two libertarian aristocrats – Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil – who enjoy playing with the emotions of others. They seduce and then ruthlessly cast away their innocent victims. However, they are eventually trapped in their own games. (…) The theme is well-known, as well as the plot, and yet the story brings more and more viewers to the auditorium. (…) The Vicomte of Michal Isteník and the Marquise of Radka Coufalová are excellent acting creations, refined in all details. (…) We also need to mention the fragile Cécile of Kateřina Marie Fialová who played her naive youth with such delicate and headless energy that she must have pierced the heart of everybody in the audience. And then there is the beautiful role of the unhappy Madame de Tourvel of Barbora Goldmannová. Her fight to resist falling in love with Valmont was full of various registers of chastity and passion, full of minute details. Exemplary acting. (…) In terms of direction and acting, the production is a textbook of modern acting. (…) The Brno City Theatre has another potential long-term viewers’ favourite.