Full casting has been announced for the West End premiere of Christopher Hampton’s adaptaton of Molière’s Tartuffe.
Man In The High Castle’s Sebastian Roché, Olivia Ross and Versailles’s George Blagden are among the latest actors to join previously announced Paul Anderson and Audrey Fleurot.
Sebastian Roché will make his West End stage debut as Orgon, a French media mogul living in Hollywood, who unwittingly becomes hoodwinked by Tartuffe.
Sebastian’s screen credits include the HBO series Young Pope alongside Jude Law, Man In The High Castle (Amazon) and The Vampire Diaries (The CW). His stage credits include Julie Taymor’s Broadway production of The Green Bird (Mandell Weiss Theater) and Salome opposite Al Pacino (Square Theatre). .
Olivia Ross plays Mariane, daughter of Orgon and brother of Damis. Olivia is known for playing Mademoiselle Bourienne in War & Peace (BBC One) and Queen Joan in Knightfall (History).
George Blagden joins the cast as Damis, Orgon’s son. George’s best-known roles to date have included Grantaire in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, King Louis XIV in Versailles (BBC Two) and Athelstan in Vikings (Amazon), as well as roles in Black Mirror (Netflix) and Wrath of the Titans (Warner Bros. Pictures).
The cast also includes Jaz Deol (The Halcyon, Code of a Killer), Zachary Fall (Poldark, Versailles), John Faulkner (Mary Queen of Scots), Paikan Garutti (Songe d’une nuit d’été, Courteline), Annick Le Goff (Le Petit Lieutenant), Claude Perron (Amélie) and Vincent Winterhalter (Spiral).
The production will be the West End’s first ever dual-language production, as Christopher Hampton re-imagines Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe as a radical American evangelist who uproots the life of a French film tycoon in Hollywood.
Tartuffe is booking from 25 May 2018 until 28 July 2018 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.