PREVIEW: Tartuffe, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Christopher Hampton’s new adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 25th May. 


Directed by the former dramaturg of the French People’s National Theatre, Gerald Garutti, Christopher Hampton’s adaptation will be the West End’s first ever dual language theatre production, in English and French with surtitles throughout the performance.

The production is set to star Paul Anderson, who is best known to television audiences for his role in Peaky Blinders and his performance in the Oscar winning The RevenantHe will be playing the title role.

He will be joined on stage by Audrey Fleurot as Elmire, known for her performances in The Intouchables and Spiral. The actress has an extensive theatre career in her country and has recently appeared in Luc Bondy’s production of the play in Théâtre de l’Odéon, Paris.

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.

The production is set to feature  designs by Tim Goodchild, lighting by Paul Anderson,  sound design by David Gregory and compositions by Laurent Petitgand.

Tartuffe will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 25th May until the 28th July. To book tickets click here or visit:, See, Encore Tickets, Love  or Theatre Tickets

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