Full cast announced for Tartuffe at the Haymarket

Full cast announced for Tartuffe at the Haymarket

Posted On: Mar 22, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    George Blagden, Sebastian Roché and Olivia Ross are among the latest actors to have joined the West End cast of Tartuffe, alongside the previously announced Paul Anderson and Audrey Fleurot.

    This production of Tartuffe will be the West End’s first ever dual-language production, re-imagining Molière’s classic comedy with Tartuffe as a radical American evangelist who uproots the life of a French film tycoon in Hollywood. 

    Sebastian Roché will make his West End stage debut as Orgon, a French media mogul living in Hollywood, who unwittingly becomes hoodwinked by Tartuffe. His screen credits include the HBO series Young Pope, Man In The High Castle and The Vampire Diaries. His stage credits include the Broadway production of The Green Bird and Salome.

    George Blagden plays the role of Damis, Orgon’s son. His best-known roles to date included Les Misérables, Versailles and Vikings, as well as roles in Black Mirror and Wrath of the Titans

    Olivia Ross plays Mariane, daughter of Orgon and brother of Damis. Her screen credits to date include playing War & Peace and Knightfall. Her stage performances include Blue Stockings, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V.

    The cast also includes Paul Anderson as Tartuffe (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant), Jaz Deol as Valère (The Halcyon, Code of a Killer), Zachary Fall as The Officer (Poldark, Versailles), John Faulkner as Monsieur Loyal (Little Boy Blue, Mary Queen of Scots), Audrey Fleurot as Elmire (Spiral, The Intouchables), Paikan Garutti as Laurent (Songe d’une nuit d’été, Courteline), Annick Le Goff as Madame Pernelle (Le Petit Lieutenant), Claude Perron as Dorine (Amélie, Chrysalis), Sebastian Roché as Orgon (Man in the High Castle, Young Pope), Olivia Ross as Mariane (War & Peace, A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Vincent Winterhalter as Cléante (Spiral, Nicolas Le Floch).

    L.A. Present day.

    French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinsel town with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio to his name, and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible. But all is not as it seems, as Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical evangelist. So comprehensively has Tartuffe hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter...

    Paul Anderson will make his West End debut as Tartuffe, a duplicitous evangelist who holds Orgon’s family under his seductive spell. His screen credits include Peaky Blinders, The Revenant and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

    Audrey Fleurot will play Elmire, Orgon’s wily wife who endeavours to avoid the beguiling effects of Tartuffe’s charm. Her screen credits include the BAFTA-nominated Spiral, The Intouchables, Call My Agent! and Kaamelott.

    Originally known to the play-going world as ‘The New French Theatre’ following its opening in 1720, the Theatre Royal Haymarket is the perfect venue to welcome this adaptation which will alternate between English with French surtitles and French with English surtitles to reflect the unfolding plot.

    Written in 1664, Tartuffe is regarded as one of Molière’s most celebrated comedies. 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. 

    At the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 25 May to 28 July 2018, book your Tartuffe tickets today!

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