Tartuffe

Tue 15th – Sat 19th Nov 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Servants control masters, trickery vies with counter-trickery and immorality holds sway. The classic French comedy of a household at war.”

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Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC)

SUMMARY

Defying the temptations of 17th-century France, the wealthy Orgon has devoted himself to his servant. That servant is a seemingly pious and moral man. But in reality, he is Tartuffe: trickster, swindler, master criminal and supreme disciple of Machiavelli. Slithering like a serpent, Tartuffe winds his way ever further into the aristocratic household. He leaves behind him an unparalleled trail of confusion and corruption: controlling master, seducing mistress, turning family member against family member – and even whipping the royal family into a frenzy. In this lively new take on Moliere’s masterpiece, expect a multi-tiered wedding cake of comic abundance. It’s an enigma. It’s a romp. It’s Upstairs, Downstairs for the multiple King Louis generation. It’s the wildest house party known to man – and the invitation is entirely yours.

Admission: £8(£6) – £10(£8)

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