Went with S to Sadler's Wells to see another adaptation of the Laclos bodice-ripper. It's such a great story, it's frankly mysterious why it hasn't been done as a dance piece before (do contradict me if it has, I'm genuinely curious). And where is the opera?
Adam Cooper was the star and director/choreographer. He was wonderfully expressive, has great stage presence, and I was genuinely moved at his Valmont's distress after the suicide of Madame de Tourvel (played by Cooper's wife, incidentally, Sarah Wildor).
Interesting to go with S, who writes about dance - she had press tickets - as Cooper clearly has a very vocal following and the evening felt at times like a private party.
So that's the fourth excellent version I've seen of a book I haven't read.
For the record, the others were:
The Christopher Hampton stage play, with Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan
The Stephen Frears film, with Malkovich and Pfeiffer
The Manhattan Rich Kids version - 'Cruel Intentions' - with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe (first saw that when I was on Vancouver Island - yay).
Me and S rounded off the evening with a drink in the Old Red Lion.