A ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece.
Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful home and family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites the irresistible Tartuffe into his seemingly perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.
With Orgon under Tartuffe's spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe's wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears.
A scalpel-sharp comedy looking at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead.
Blanche McIntyre (The Writer) directs John Donnelly’s (The Pass) new version.
Talks and events
Adapter John Donnelly and Director Blanche McIntyre Thu 28 February, 6pm
A Short History of Molière and His Plays Mon 4 March, 6pm
The Greatest Literary Anti-Heroes Wed 13 March, 6pm
Exploring Tartuffe at the National Theatre Thu 25 April, 10.30am
Denis O'Hare on Playing Tartuffe Fri 26 April, 4pm
Playwriting at the NT with John Donnelly Sat 27 April, 10.30am