Theatre Royal Haymarket’s new production reimagines the classic Molière comedy Tartuffe in the West End’s first ever dual-language production. The play is adapted by Christopher Hampton and is set in contemporary Los Angeles.
While the cast put in passionate and feisty performances, it has to be said that Gerald Garutti’s dual language production of Tartuffe feels muddled.
Gérald Garutti’s production of Molière’s Tartuffe hasn’t convinced me that it’s the finest play in the French canon. Yet, for its sexy design, its novelty, and its ambition, it is oddly enjoyable.
I think some of the elements in Tartuffe might have been lost in translation, they were certainly lost on me, but for anyone who is fluent in French and English, it could be just the thing for a good night out.
Acclaimed film and television actor Paul Anderson will play the title role in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (playing for a limited ten-week West End from 25 May 2018), alongside celebrated French stage and screen star Audrey Fleurot as Elmire.
Inspired by current world events, a new adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe is set to premiere as the West End’s first dual language theatre production, performed in both English and French.