19:45, Tue 15th November 2011 - Sat 19th November 2011 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 6
Defying the temptations of 17th-century France, the wealthy Orgon has devoted himself to his servant. That servant is a seemingly pious and moral man. But in reality, he is Tartuffe: trickster, swindler, master criminal and supreme disciple of Machiavelli. Slithering like a serpent, Tartuffe winds his way ever further into the aristocratic household. He leaves behind him an unparalleled trail of confusion and corruption: controlling master, seducing mistress, turning family member against family member – and even whipping the royal family into a frenzy.
In this lively new take on Moliere’s masterpiece, expect a multi-tiered wedding cake of comic abundance. It’s an enigma. It’s a romp. It’s Upstairs, Downstairs for the multiple King Louis generation. It’s the wildest house party known to man – and the invitation is entirely yours.