Tartuffe by Paradigm Theatre at Canal Cafe Theatre
Paradigm Theatre Company presents Tartuffe, by Moliere, directed by Cat Robey, at the Canal Cafe Theatre, in Little Venice, west London, from 9 to 27 April 2013.
A wealthy man, Orgon, befriends Tartuffe, who has presented himself as an extremely devout and pious man, and invites him to come live with him as a moral guide and teacher for his family and household. Little does he know, Tartuffe has his sights set on Elmire, Orgon's wife, and in the midst of his seduction of her, is promised Mariane, Orgon's daughter's hand in marriage, even though she's already engaged to the young Valere. Through a series of traps, the family devises a plan to trap Tartuffe at his own game, and prove to Orgon that he's been had…!