Tartuffe
by Moliere, adapted by Stewart Howson

Tartuffe poster

a scene from the play
 
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February 2011

Stewart Howson's modern day adaptation of the French farce by Moliere, follows Organ, an elderly gentleman, and his blind faith in the seemingly pious conman Tartuffe. The latter has been invited to stay in the home of Orgon in the hope that his piety will rub off on the family. Orgon is so blinded by Tartuffe's apparent devotion to his faith that he arranges for him to marry his daughter and also signs all his property and fortune over to him. But Tartuffe has his sights set on Elmire, Orgon's wife, and his intentions are far from honourable! Orgon is only convinced after a trap is set for Tartuffe which results in an hilarious farcical scene with Orgon hidden under the table. Carry On comes to 17th Century France!

Elmire and Tartuffe in a scene from the play

 

a scene from the play
 
Tartuffe
 
Tartuffe