Tartuffe

04 Nov – 20 Nov, Dunstan Playhouse

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Presented by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions
By Molière, adapted by Phillip Kavanagh


A comedy about self-serving, truth-denying, power-seeking hypocrites never gets old.

Orgon leads a blissful, happy life. His extravagant and wealthy lifestyle is perfectly complemented by a marriage to a much younger woman. His daughter is engaged and his son is in love. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. Nothing is off limits as Tartuffe exploits Orgon to pilfer his fortune and attempt the seduction of his wife and his daughter. Can the family fight back before it’s too late?

First performed in 1664, Molière’s side-splitting classic combines adultery, betrayal, seduction, lies and deceit with the precisely organised chaos that is known as farce.

Proudly co-produced with Brink Productions, Tartuffe sees director Chris Drummond reunite with Adelaide comedic favourites Nathan O’Keefe (The Importance of Being Earnest), Paul Blackwell (Volpone) and Rory Walker (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) for the first time since their collaboration on the scintillating production The Hypochondriac. Molière’s wicked and prescient original will be pulled sharply into the ‘age of entitlement’ by the acid humour of 2014 Jill Blewett Award winning playwright Phillip Kavanagh (Jesikah).


WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION

Commissioned by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions

 

SUBSCRIBER BRIEFING


Mon 31 October 6:00pm

 

ACCESS PERFORMANCES


Sat 12 November 2:00pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 1.00pm) 

Tues 15 November 6:30pm
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion from 5.30pm) 

Wed 16 November 11:00am
Captioned

Wed 16 November 6:30pm
Captioned

Please click here for more information on the Access Program. 

 

KEITH'S MATINEE CLUB


Wed 16 November 11:00am

 

RED CARPET PERFORMANCE


Fri 18 November 8:00pm


 

 

Director
Chris Drummond

Set and Costume Designer
Michael Hankin

Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings

Cast includes
Paul Blackwell, Rachel Burke, Antoine Jelk, Guy O’Grady, Nathan O’Keefe, Jacqy Phillips, Rory Walker

 

“Tartuffe is the greatest satirical rebuke to religious hypocrisy and false piety in the theatrical canon.” 
The Telegraph