Tartuffe announces full casting for West End premiere
Christopher Hampton relocates Molière’s classic comedy to Trump's America
The full cast has been announced for the West End production of Molière's classic comedy, Tartuffe, which opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in May.
Joining the previously announced Paul Anderson and Audrey Fleurot are George Blagden (Les Miserables), Sebastian Roché (Man in the High Castle) and Olivia Ross (War & Peace).
Also joining the cast is Jaz Deol, Zachary Fall, John Faulkner, Paikan Garutti, Annick Le Goff, Claude Perron and Vincent Winterhalter.
Christopher Hampton adapts the piece to Donald Trump's America, where a French film tycoon finds his life uprooted by a radical American evangelist. It will be inspired by real-world events.
The show is the West End's first dual language theatre production, performed in both English and French. It will alternate between English with French surtitles and French with English surtitles.
Moliére wrote the piece in 1664, parodying the hypocrisies of French aristocrats in the seventeenth century. This new version will be directed by Gerald Garutti, the former dramaturg of the French National Theatre.
Tartuffe runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 29 May to 28 July, with previews on 25 May.