The full casting has been announced for Tartuffe, which will play at the National Theatre in 2019. Written by Molière in the seventeenth century, Tartuffe has been adapted by John Donnelly, refreshed for a contemporary audience in the modern day. A tale of power and hypocrisy, Tartuffe centres around Orgon, a man who lives a comfortable life in his home with his family. Surrounded by money, he later invites a stranger named Tartuffe into his household, who deceives Orgon with his seducing ways.
A ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece.
Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful home and family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites the irresistible Tartuffe into his seemingly perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.
With Orgon under Tartuffe's spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe's wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears.
A scalpel-sharp comedy looking at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead.
Blanche McIntyre (The Writer) directs John Donnelly’s (The Pass) new version.