The comedy classic Tartuffe will be performed by Northumberland Theatre Company at Buxton Opera House on Wednesday September 28, at 7.30pm.
Tartuffe by Moliere is a hilarious and outrageous classic that, 350 years on, still has the ability to get the audience laughing.
A rotten, religious imposter, Tartuffe worms his way into the once ordered household and vulnerable heart of prosperous merchant Orgon. Under the guise of piety he looks set to succeed in bringing ruin to the family – driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife, imprisoning Orgon and leaving the family destitute – despite the best efforts of Orgon’s streetwise servant Dorine.
Cue disguises, thwarted lovers, eavesdropping and the famous ‘table scene’ considered by many to be the funniest comic set pieces ever written for the stage.
Tartuffe is performed in a style with its roots in Commedia del’Arte, yet with a relevance and humour that will delight modern-day audiences.
Tickets, priced £14, are available on 0845 127 2190 or at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.