Tartuffe

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Booking from 25 May 2018 until 28 July 2018
Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe received its West End premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Performed both in English and French, the play marks theatreland’s first dual language production. Catapulted into the contemporary, Tartuffe plays a strictly limited 10-week season at the London venue.

Written in 1664, Tartuffe is the most regularly performed French play, and is frequently revived across the globe. Celebrated as Molière’s greatest comedy, the play is pushed into present day, set within Donald Trump’s increasingly dangerous America, and picking up on themes of human frailties in a darkly comic adaptation of a traditional satire.

Relocating to L.A., French media tycoon Orgon has his sights set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio and Beverly Hills mansion to complete his empire, his goal seems unshakeable. But when radical American Tartuffe appears, he begins to be seduced. Soon, Tartuffe seems set to steal Orgon’s fortune, wife, and daughter.

Directed by Gerald Garutti, the former dramaturg of the French National Theatre, the production is adapted by multi-award winner Christopher Hampton, whose credits include Dangerous Liaisons, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Atonement. Further creatives include designer Tim Goodchild, lighting designer Paul Anderson, sound designer David Gregory and composer Laurent Petitgand.

A hilarious and scarily pertinent production, Tartuffe plays a limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, from May 25th to July 28th 2018, with an official opening on May 29th 2018.

Child Friendly?

Tartuffe may not be suitable for young children.

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