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by Molière
in a new version by John Donnelly

From 9 February 2019
Running Time: Appox. 2hrs 40 mins (inc.interval)


A ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece.

Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful home and family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites the irresistible Tartuffe into his seemingly perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.

With Orgon under Tartuffe's spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe's wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears.

A scalpel-sharp comedy looking at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead.

Blanche McIntyre (The Writer) directs John Donnelly’s (The Pass) new version.


Content advisory

Please note: This production contains mild language and some nudity. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.


Talks and events

Adapter John Donnelly and Director Blanche McIntyre Thu 28 February, 6pm
A Short History of Molière and His Plays Mon 4 March, 6pm
The Greatest Literary Anti-Heroes Wed 13 March, 6pm
Exploring Tartuffe at the National Theatre Thu 25 April, 10.30am
Denis O'Hare on Playing Tartuffe Fri 26 April, 4pm
Playwriting at the NT with John Donnelly Sat 27 April, 10.30am

Tartuffe rehearsal gallery

Blanche McIntyre and John Donnelly on Tartuffe

More info

Tartuffe ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£50, £42, £38, £30, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£55, £48, £42, £32, £15
Ways to save
Previews 9 - 18 February

£37 - £15

Access Performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 15 March, 7.30pm
Sat 16 March, 2.15pm preceded by a Touch Tour

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Tue 12 March, 7.30pm
Wed 24 April, 7.30pm
Sat 27 April, 2.15pm

Smart caption glasses

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

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People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre


Officer / Understudy Orgon
Ensemble / Understudy Mariane
Adeyinka Akinrinade
Kitty Archer
Ensemble / Understudy Damis
Nathan Armarkwei-Laryea
Ensemble / Understudy Loyal/Officer
Fayez Bakhsh
Hari Dhillon
Kevin Doyle
Susan Engel
Officer / Understudy Orgon
Henry Everett
Ensemble / Understudy Valere
Will Kelly
Geoffrey Lumb
Ensemble / Understudy Pernelle
Penelope McGhie
Ensemble / Understudy Tartuffe
Kevin Murphy
Denis O'Hare
Ensemble / Understudy Elmire/Dorine
Roisin Rae
Ensemble / Understudy Cleante
Dominik Tiefenthaler

Production team

Photography by Pal Hansen

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