Tartuffe - Stratford-upon-Avon
Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6BB.
1/1: A modern day adaptation of the Moliere classic
- A brand new production set in Birmingham’s modern day Pakistani Muslim community
- Tartuffe runs from 7th September 2018 to 23rd February 2019
- A brand new production of Moliere’s classic comedy, updated and set in Birmingham’s modern day Pakistani Muslim community.
- Written by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto
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Tartuffe Theatre Show Information
A brand new production of Moliere’s classic play, updated and set in Birmingham’s modern day Pakistani Muslim community.
Tartuffe, also known as The Impostor, or The Hypocrite is one of French dramatist Moliere’s most famous comedies. This latest version, written by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto has been brought up to date and is set in Birmingham’s Pakistani Muslim community. Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto’s previous works include Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42, and Citizen Khan. The RSC’s version of Tartuffe is directed by Iqbal Khan with design by Bretta Grecke and lighting by Richard Howell.
'Tartuffe', Tahir Taufiq Arsuf, is a charismatic chameleon, a 21st century Rasputin, a pious man whose immoral acts mark him out as a religious hypocrite. Tartuffe runs from 7th September 2018 to 23rd February 2019 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
History of Tartuffe
Tartuffe was first performed in 1664 and went on to be one of Moliere’s most famous plays and a classic of French theatre. Although well received by the French public, the play’s themes caused controversy, especially with the Catholic Church. Its popularity has endured with Tartuffe being the most performed play at Paris’ Comédie-Française theatre. Notable modern productions include The National Theatre Company’s 1967 production in 1967 featuring Sir John Gielgud as Orgon, Derek Jacobi as The Officer and Joan Plowright as Dorine. The RSC staged the show in London in 1983 with Anthony Sher in the lead role and also featuring Alison Steadman, Mark Rylance and Nigel Hawthorne. The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh staged a Scottish version in 1987 and in 2008, Roger McGough’s translation premiered at Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre.
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