Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

Tartuffe tickets from £18.00

Tickets from £18.00

Overview

First performed in 1664, Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe is now reimagined in Donald Trump’s America by multi-award winning writer and director Christopher Hampton. Making its West End premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the play will alternate between English and French, marking the West End’s first dual language theatre production.

Tartuffe is the world’s most-produced French play, and its ridicule of the French aristocracy is easily adaptable to suit most global class systems. In this production, Orgon is a French media tycoon who relocates his family to L.A. He soon meets right-wing evangelical preacher Tartuffe, who uses his power to manipulate Orgon and steal his fortunes. Quickly, Orgon discovers he is on the verge of losing everything.

Gerald Garutti, former dramaturg of the French People’s National Theatre, directs this sharp, current production. Christopher Hampton is no stranger to the play, having adapted it for the RSC 35 years ago with Anthony Sher in the title role. Further creative team includes designer Tim Goodchild, lighting designer Paul Anderson, sound designer David Gregory and composer Laurent Petitgand.

The original production so provoked upper-class French audiences that the Archbishop of Paris prohibited Catholics from watching, reading or performing in the play. Molière revised the play with the aim of lifting this edict, but the church would not compromise. It was banned publicly, though private performances continued.

Now, the production comes to London and is guaranteed to resonate with current audiences. This exciting, international production contains plenty of contemporary political relevance, and runs at the venue from 25 May to 28 July 2018, with a press night on 29 May 2018.

Recommended for

Contemporary and political theatre audiences will want to see this adaptation of a classic play by France’s Shakespeare.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opening: 25 May 2018
Press night: 29 May 2018
Booking from: 25 May 2018
Booking until: 28 Jul 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Friday 25 May 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 26 May 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 28 May 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 30 May 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 31 May 20182:30pm7:30pm
Friday 01 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 02 Jun 20182:30pm--

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

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