Peaky Blinders, The Revenant & Sherlock Holmes actor Paul Anderson will play the title role, alongside celebrated French stage and screen star Audrey Fleurot in the West End production of Tartuffe.
Paul Anderson will make his West End debut as Tartuffe, a duplicitous evangelist who holds the French film tycoon under his seductive spell.
Written in 1664, Molière’s classic comedy re-imagines Tartuffe or The Imposter as a radical American evangelist who uproots the life of a French film tycoon in Hollywood.
Set present day in Donald Trump’s America, the play’s trenchant mockery of human frailties remains as relevant as ever in this darkly comic adaptation of the classic satire.
Audrey Fleurot will play the French tycoon’s wily wife who endeavours to avoid the beguiling effects of Tartuffe’s charm.
Audrey Fleurot’s leading roles have included Joséphine Karlsson in the BAFTA nominated Spiral (Canal + / BBC), Magalie in the multi award-winning international hit film The Intouchables (Quad), Hortense in Un village français (Tétra Média) and as herself in Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent! (Netflix).
Adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Gerald Garutti, Tartuffe will be the West End’s first ever dual-language production.
Further casting to be announced.
Tartuffe will run from 25 May 2018 until 28 July 2018 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.