Tartuffe at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton
Nomadic Theatrical Productions will present its debut production, a new adaptation of Moliere's comedy Tartuffe at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, east London, from 14 to the 25 October 2014.
This new company has been set up to promote new writing and adaptations, and to "create a professional environment for aspiring actors and technicians to display their talents to larger audiences in Off-West-End theatres".
Claiming to be a “Man of God” Tartuffe worms his way into the household of Sir George Young ,a wealthy City merchant trader who, egged on by his domineering mother, is desperate to be seen to be good as well as rich. Not content with living off Sir George’s money and seeking his daughter’s hand in marriage, Tartuffe tries to molest his wife and turn the family out of their home.
This production of Tartuffe is directed by Matthew Partridge. Set against a background of political and religious intrigue in late 17th Century England, this adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy explores the hypocrisy, envy, greed, sexual desire and family politics.