Casting has been announced for the upcoming West End production of Molière’s Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket in May. Paul Anderson, known for his roles in the BBC series Peaky Blinders and the Oscar-winning film The Revenant, will make his West End debut as the title character. Tartuffe is an American evangelist who disrupts the life of a French tycoon who moves his family from France to LA.
Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton has freshly adapted Molière's comedic masterpiece.
Acclaimed film and television actor Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant) will make his West End debut in the title role, alongside celebrated French stage and screen star Audrey Fleurot (Spiral,The Intouchables) as Elmire.
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.
This thrilling new adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy, penned by Academy, BAFTA and Olivier award winner Christopher Hampton (ART, Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement), and 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, alternating between English and French with surtitles throughout.
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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.