Page extent: 128
ISBN: 9781786826237
Binding: Paperback
Male Cast: 6
Female Cast: 5


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière, Anil Gupta, Richard Pinto

Paperback (07 Sep 2018)

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

Watch the lies and deceit unfold in this wickedly hilarious Brummy satire of faith, family and #fakingit.

Molière’s classic is brought bang up to date in this brand new version by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42). 

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786826237
Female cast 5
Male cast 6
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 128


"Monsieur Poquelin generally needs a coup de pied in the pants to reboot him into the 21st century, which is exactly what Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto have done here in this rambunctious and hugely enjoyable version... an energetic evening of satire." The Times ★★★★

"A satire on modern religious hypocrisy that respects Molière’s flawless comic structure... Molière’s ironically happy ending has been ingeniously rewritten and even evokes a sliver of sympathy for Tartuffe... the joy of the show is that it offers a vigorous new take on Molière’s play by reminding us that wealth offers no protection against a hostile environment and that all of the world’s religions are subject to slippery abuse." Guardian ★★★★

"A sharp, vigorously funny and topical comedy... a slick family saga... taut, intelligent and fresh – brilliantly animated by a super-talented cast who nail the Brummie accent. Gupta and Pinto have not only greatly expanded the female roles but changed the original ending which they reckon Molière "wouldn't mind" as it was imposed on him." WhatsOnStage ★★★★