Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece.
L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has fallen 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.
This thrilling new adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy, penned by Academy, BAFTA and Olivier award winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Art, Atonement), directed by the former dramaturg of the French People’s National Theatre, Gerald Garutti, will premiere as the West End’s first ever dual language theatre production, in English and French with surtitles throughout the performance. Surtitles are ‘surround titles’ placed throughout the theatre on many levels.
Starring Paul Anderson as Tartuffe (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant, Legend, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Audrey Fleurot as Elmire (Spiral, The Intouchables, Call My Agent, Un village français). Also starring Sebastian Roché as Orgon, George Bladgen as Damis, Olivia Ross as Marianne, Vincent Winterhalter as Cleante, Claude Perron as Dorine, Annick Le Goff as Pernelle, Jaz Deol as Valere.