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Tartuffe

MOLIÈRE

A NEW VERSION BY ANIL GUPTA & RICHARD PINTO

Read the reviews for Tartuffe.

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 23 Feb 2019

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 10 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

14 November, 1:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

★★★★

‘This edgy comedy is just what theatre needs’

Daily Telegraph

‘The pair behind this adaptation know what they are doing’

Daily Telegraph

‘Iqbal Khan’s zesty production’

Daily Telegraph

‘Just the kind of challenging fare our theatre needs’

Daily Telegraph

★★★★

‘Biting satire’

Financial Times

‘Damee, entertainingly played by Raj Bajaj’

Financial Times

‘The perky servant role is cleverly updated to a Bosnian cleaner, the resourceful Darina (Michelle Bonnard)… It’s left to Darina to have the last, hilarious word’

Financial Times

‘Simon Nagra keeps Imran sympathetic and likeable’

Financial Times

‘Asif Khan in the title role doesn’t disappoint, with his holy demeanour and scurrying sidekick Usman (Riad Richie, delightful)’

Financial Times

‘Iqbal Khan’s enjoyable production…this bold endeavour feels transgressive in all the right places’

Financial Times

★★★★

‘Striking new take on Molière’

Guardian

‘A satire on modern religious hypocrisy that respects Molière’s flawless comic structure’

Guardian

‘Darina, hilariously played by a busily hoovering Michelle Bonnard’

Guardian

‘Iqbal Khan’s buoyant production’

Guardian

‘The joy of the show is that it offers a vigorous new take on Molière’s play’

Guardian

★★★★

‘Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto pull off an amusing, artful evening that honours the original and tickles the present’

The Times

‘Asif Khan’s savvily pseudo-mystical Tartuffe’

The Times

‘Multifaceted music by Sarah Sayeed and a fluid, neon-tinged design by Bretta Gerecke’

The Times

‘An excellent cast play it big, but sincere too’

The Times

‘The point is not only well made, but followed in the next breath by a good joke. It’s that sort of night.’

The Times

★★★★

‘A sharp, vigorously funny and topical comedy…It cleverly blends themes of religious hypocrisy, #metoo "victim shaming", Brexit jokes and music styles including a freestyle beatbox rap battle’

WhatsOnStage

‘Simon Nagra's engaging self-made businessman Imran Pervaiz…a highly entertaining performance by Michelle Bonnard…Asif Khan's mesmerising social media savvy Tartuffe’

WhatsOnStage

‘This slick family saga, directed by Iqbal Khan, at times feels like a live TV sitcom’

WhatsOnStage

‘The comedy is taut, intelligent and fresh – brilliantly animated by a super-talented cast who nail the Brummie accent’

WhatsOnStage

★★★★

‘Molière and a dollop of fun in Brum’

Daily Mail

‘Molière’s comedy is given a clever and charming new lease on life’

Daily Mail

★★★★

‘Consistently funny and blessed with a vitality that wouldn’t have been possible without the 21st century makeover’

Midlands Whats On

‘Hugely and joyously accessible…chockablock with engaging performances’

Midlands Whats On

‘A cracking pace from start to finish…An evening of theatre well worth catching’

Midlands Whats On

★★★★

‘A great comedy with very serious overtones’

BrumHour

‘A warm, friendly and amusing production tackling timeless yet topical issues’

BrumHour

‘It’s well-written, intelligent, funny and fast moving’

Eastern Eye