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TARTUFFE 

Theatre Royal Haymarket
25 May - 28 July 2019

Inspired by current world events, Academy, BAFTA and Olivier award winner Christopher Hampton (ART, Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement) freshly adapted Molière's comedic masterpiece Tartuffe for a limited 10 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant) made his West End debut in the titular eponymous role, alongside celebrated French stage and screen star Audrey Fleurot (SpiralThe Intouchables) as Elmire, Sebastian Roché (Man in the High Castle, Vampire Diaries, The Young Pope) as Orgon, and George Blagden (VersaillesVikings) as Damis.

L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has fallen 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, directed by the former dramaturg of the French People’s National Theatre Gerald Garutti, was the West End’s first ever dual language theatre production, alternating between English and French with surtitles throughout.

★★★★  "Delicious moments of tension, wicked satirical humour, and an impressive blend of some wonderful talent from England and France" - Broadway World

★★★★  "A charming and rather wonderful oddity… a bohemian broadside against Brexiteer Isolationism and Fogeyish Philistinism… Ingenious"  -  BritishTheatre.com

★★★★  "Entertaining… Claude Perron steals the show as Dorine"  -  Plays to See

★★★★ “Le modernisme de la pièce apporté par le duo Christopher Hampton et Gérald Garutti, ainsi que leur audace à adapter un grand classique français, est sans nul doute ce qu’il faut retenir de ce Tartuffe nouvelle version.” - French Morning London

★★★★  "A wonderful performance"  -  Box Office

“Slick, handsome... the show struck a chord and the crowd loved it!”- The Spectator

"On a adore la version… Une pièce événement pour ce printemps, à ne pas louper" 

- ICI Londres

"Remarquable" - Le Figaro

"Seductive" - The Independent

 

CAST

Madame Pernelle: Annick Le Goff

Orgon: Sebastian Roché

Elmire: Audrey Fleurot

Damis: George Blagden

Mariane: Olivia Ross

Valère / Understudy Tartuffe: Jaz Deol

Cléante / Understudy Orgon: Vincent Winterhalter

Tartuffe: Paul Anderson

Dorine: Claude Perron

Alternative Elmire: Sophie Duez

Mr Loyal / Understudy Pernelle: John Faulkner

The Officer / Understudy Valère, Mr Loyal and Damis: Zachary Fall

Flipote / Understudy Mariane and Dorine: Nadia Cavelle

Laurent / Understudy Cléante: Païkan Garutti

 

Lead Producer and General Manager: Oliver King
Assistant Producer and Deputy General Manager: Grant Edwards
Investor Relations and Assistant Producer: Leila Haddioui
Production Assistant: Genevieve Burns
Production Assistant: Kitty Wordsworth

 

Associate Designer: Cara Newman
Movement Associate: Oleg Mirochnikov

 

Production Accountant: Ramin Sabi
Set Construction and Painting: Theatre Royal Plymouth
Marketing and PR: Target Live
Lighting Supplier: Sparks Theatrical
Sound Supplier: Sound Services Ltd

 

Props Supervisor: Lily Mollgaard
Costume Supervisor: Poppy Hall
Rehearsal and Production Photographer: Helen Maybanks

 

Co-Producers: Guillaume Rambourg, David Chesner, Alain Schibl, Lee Menzies

 

Associate Producers: Woven Voices, Justine Waddell for Asterisk Films & Projects, Oleg Mirochnikov

Adaptation: Christopher Hampton
Director: Gérald Garutti

Original Concept: Oliver King & Rosy Benjamin

Designer: Andrew D Edwards
Composer: Laurent Petitgand
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Sound: David Gregory
 

Movement: Liana Nyquist
Assistant Director: Zelda Bourquin
Artistic Advisor: Païkan Garutti
Artistic Consultants: Laurent Letrillard & Raphaël Joly
Casting Director: Lucy Rands

Production Manager: Patrick Molony
Company Stage Manager: Nick Bromley
Deputy Stage Manager: Jacqueline Julnes
Assistant Stage Manager & Book Cover: Charlotte Wilson
Surtitle Operator: Chloé Brechbühl
Head of Wardrobe: Nicola Jackson
Dresser: Ryan Limb

Lighting Programmer: Sarah Brown