A new adaptation of Molière’s comedy Tartuffe is set to open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this summer. Directed by Gerald Garutti, Christopher Hampton’s adaptation will be performed in both English and French, and relocates the piece to present day American where a French film tycoon, who has moved to LA with his family with the aim of taking Hollywood by storm. Tartuffe will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 25th May to 28th July, with an official opening on 29th May.
Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton Moliere's has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece.
L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio to his name, and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible. But all is not as it seems as Orgon falls 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.