Molière’s classic relocated to modern day Birmingham in this version by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.


Set in the Pakistani-Muslim community of Sparkhill, Tartuffe played in the Swan Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon in 2019 and the Birmingham Rep in 2022.

Tartuffe has the gift of the gab. A spirituality. A certain aura about him… that comes only when you claim to have Allah on your side, hundreds of Twitter followers and access to the family’s bank account. 

Eventually, the lies and deceit unfold in this wickedly hilarious Brummie satire of faith, family and #fakingit, penned by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No.42, Boomers).

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A synopsis of Tartuffe

The well-off Pervaiz household, living in modern Birmingham, are in uproar. Dad, Imran, has welcomed in the charismatic and devout Tahir Taufiq Arsuf, or Tartuffe to the sceptical. Imran’s new wife, Amira, is isolated from the children and under fire from her ferocious mother-in-law, Dadimaa. Darina, the Bosnian maid, knows where the dirt is hidden and can be trusted to clean up after - ‘til now...

Will Tartuffe succeed in winning the souls of the family, getting the son kicked out, marrying the daughter and having it off with the wife? Or can Darina, with the help of Amira, find a way to save Imran from himself and heal the family? It all ends with a wedding... But whose..?! 

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