Casting is now complete for Christopher Hampton's (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sunset Boulevard) previously announced new adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy Tartuffe, which will begin performances May 25 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Performed in both English and French, the ten-week limited West End run will be directed by Gerald Garutti. Opening night is scheduled for May 29.
The complete company includes Sebastian Roché as Orgon, Olivia Ross as Mariane, Paul Anderson as Tartuffe, George Blagden as Damis, Jaz Deol as Valère, Zachary Fall as The Officer, John Faulkner as Monsieur Loyal, Audrey Fleurot as Elmire, Paikan Garutti as Laurent, Annick Le Goff as Madame Pernelle, Claude Perron as Dorine, and Vincent Winterhalter as Cléante.
In this new adaptation, the 17th century comedy moves to America, where a French film tycoon finds his life uprooted by Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist. This adaptation will alternate between English with French surtitles and French with English surtitles to reflect the unfolding plot.
The production will also feature music by Laurent Petitgand, sets and costumes by Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Paul Anderson, and sound design by David Gregory.
Performances continue through July 28.
For ticket information, visit trh.co.uk.