Paul Anderson & Audrey Fleurot star in Tartuffe at the Haymarket

Paul Anderson & Audrey Fleurot star in Tartuffe at the Haymarket

Posted On: Mar 7, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Paul Anderson and Audrey Fleurot will star in Tartuffe, the West End’s first ever dual-language production of Molière’s classic comedy.

    As befitting the Theatre Royal Haymarket, which was known to the play-going world as ‘The New French Theatre’ following it’s opening in 1720, this adaptation of Tartuffe will alternate between English with French surtitles and French with English surtitles to reflect the unfolding plot.

    Acclaimed film and television actor Paul Anderson will make his West End debut as Tartuffe, a duplicitous evangelist who holds Orgon’s family under his seductive spell. As well as starring in the hit drama Peaky Blinders (BBC & Netflix) as Arthur Shelby, Paul Anderson has held leading roles in The Revenant (20th Century Fox), Legend (Working Title), In the Heart of the Sea (Warner Bros. Pictures) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Warner Bros. Pictures). Paul Anderson will also appear as Guy of Gisborne in Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming Robin Hood film (Summit Entertainment) later in 2018.

    Internationally acclaimed French actress Audrey Fleurot to play Elmire, Orgon’s wily wife who endeavours to avoid the beguiling effects of Tartuffe’s charm. Audrey Fleurot’s leading roles have included Joséphine Karlsson in the BAFTA nominated Spiral (Canal + / BBC), Magalie in the multi award-winning international hit film The Intouchables (Quad), Hortense in Un village français (Tétra Média) and as herself in Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent! (Netflix).

    Additional casting is yet to be announced. Tartuffe will premiere for a limited 10-week West End run from Friday 25th May 2018 (press night on Tuesday 29th May) until Saturday 28 Juy 2018.

    Written in 1664, Tartuffe, or The Impostor became regarded as one of Molière’s most celebrated comedies, complete with some of the greatest classical theatre roles.

    Christopher Hampton's new adaptation re-imagines Tartuffe as a radical American evangelist who uproots the life of a French film tycoon in Hollywood. Set present day in Donald Trump’s America, the play’s trenchant mockery of human frailties remains as relevant as ever in this darkly comic adaptation of the classic satire.

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