The National Theatre has announced full casting for John Donnelly‘s ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, which begins previews in the Lyttelton Theatre on 9 February ahead of an opening night on 21 February 2019.
Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the production will star the previously announced Denis O’Hare in the title role, alongside Kevin Doyle as Orgon and Olivia Williams as Elmire.
The company also includes Kitty Archer, Nathan Armarkwei-Laryea, Fayez Bakhsh, Susan Engel, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Hari Dhillon, Matthew Duckett, Susan Engel, Henry Everett, Will Kelly, Geoffrey Lumb, Penelope McGhie, Kevin Murphy, Enyi Okoronkwo and Roisin Rae.
Orgon is the man who has everything: money, power, a beautiful home and family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites the irresistible Tartuffe into his seemingly perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything. With Orgon under Tartuffe’s spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe’s wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears. A scalpel-sharp comedy looking at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead.
Tartuffe features set and costume design by Robert Jones, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and composition and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.
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