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NEWS: Denis O’Hare is joined by Kevin Doyle & Olivia Williams in National Theatre’s Tartuffe

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Denis O’Hare, making his National Theatre debut as Tartuffe, will be joined by Kevin Doyle as Orgon and Olivia Williams as Elmire in a new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece by John Donnelly. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the production will run in rep from 9 February to 30 April 2019 in the Lyttelton Theatre.

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NEWS: Denis O’Hare will make his National Theatre debut playing Tartuffe at the National Theatre

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A ‘ferocious new version’ of Molière’s comic masterpiece Tartuffe by John Donnelly will open in February 2019 at the National Theatre with Denis O’Hare making his NT debut in the title role. Previews for Tartuffe begin on 9 February, with a press night on 21 February, and the show is currently on sale until 30 April. Orgon is the man who …

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‘It’s the sharp commentary on extreme religiosity which hits home’: TARTUFFE – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon ★★★★

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It was Gregory Doran, the RSC’s leader, who surprised Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (veterans of The Kumars, Citizen Khan etc) with the suggestion they adapt Moliere’s 17c comedy of hypocrisy, and set it in a Pakistani Muslim family in Birmingham, directed by Iqbal Khan.

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What’s Debbie looking forward to in July 2018?

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There are, of course, a range of new shows to choose from – both in and out of London. Pigspurt’s Daughter (by Ken Campbell’s daughter Daisy) plays at Hampstead’s Downstairs venue, Honey will be performed at The Cockpit, Boxman and Where the Hell is Bernard? both run at the Blue Elephant Theatre.

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THON MAN MOLIERE – Edinburgh

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The Moliere presented here is a man who can skewer others’ foibles while lacking any kind of awareness of his own faults. He also lacks much of an instinct for self-preservation and treats those around him abominably. That he is so sympathetic is largely due to Jimmy Chisholm’s performance, which combines charm, rhythm, timing and just enough variety-style playing to the gallery.

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A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES – Tricycle Theatre

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It’s a question of faithfulness. Should an adaptation be faithful to its original source, or can it just take off and roam around like a free spirit? I must say that new versions of classics that stick closely to the original bore me rigid. I mean, if you’re not going to make big changes, why bother? I much prefer adaptations which are imaginative offshoots rather than those which remain slavish growths.