Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe (The Imposter) will premiere as the West End’s first dual language theatre production, performed in both English and French.
Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant & Sherlock Holmes) will play the title role in Tartuffe, alongside celebrated French stage and screen star Audrey Fleurot as Elmire and Sebastian Roché (Young Pope, Man In The High Castle) as Orgon.
Inspired by current world events, Christopher Hampton’s adaptation moves this seventeenth-century comedy to present day America, where a French film tycoon finds his life uprooted by a radical American evangelist.
Tartuffe will run from 25 May 2018 until 28 July 2018 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty.
With a new studio to his name and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible.
But all is not as it seems as Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist. So comprehensively has Tartuffe hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter.
WHO’S IN IT? TARTUFFE CAST
The cast is led by Paul Anderson (Tartuffe), Audrey Fleurot (Elmire), Sebastian Roché (Orgon), Olivia Ross (Marian), George Blagden (Damis).
The cast is completed by Jaz Deol, Zachary Fall, John Faulkner, Paikan Garutti, Annick Le Goff, Claude Perron and Vincent Winterhalter.
Directed by Gerald Garutti, adapted by Christopher Hampton, composed by Laurent Petitgand, designed by Tim Goodchild, lighting by Paul Anderson and sound design by David Gregory.
Venue InformationTheatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
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