Tartuffe first performed in 1664, is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. Tartuffe is a pious fraud who wins the hearts of a prosperous well to do family especially the head Orgon who is weighed down by his self-perceived lack of religious virtues. Tartuffe mesmerizes them with his charm and conman ways but not all family members are taken with this hypocritical fraudster and vow to find a way to expose him. What unfolds is an audacious plot to catch him.
The original version was staged at Palace of Versailles but due to much controversy back then that version was banned and all text was destroyed which added to the mystery of whether it was even a completed play. After several revised versions and they also being banned the final version in five acts titled Le Tartuffe was performed in 1669 since then all performances stem from that.
Tartuffe is a new translation directed by Maggie Scott and written in prose by David Nicholson of Molière's masterpiece of comedy. The performances will be held at the intimate Hunters Hill Theatre situated at 13 Margaret Street, Woolwich.
Hunters Hill Theatre,Ticket details and nearby Restaurant suggestions
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Hunters Hill Theatre is one of those small Community theatres hidden away in a backstreet of Woolwich. They started out back in the 1930s using numerous venues. In the 1970s they found their home in the heritage listed timber walls of St John's Church Hall. This venue was enjoyed by the theatre members and local community for many years until it was set fire in 1998 and burnt to the ground. Due to such strong unfailing support from theatre goers, friends, local Anglican and United Church along with performers, the Hunter's Hill Theatre was once again entirely rebuilt and has celebrated over 80 years of existence.
Last year I went to see a past production 'Let The Sunshine' and I was impressed with this intimate old Church Hall. The seating plan allows all to see quite well. It is easy to get there either by car, bus or a Ferry to nearby Valentia Wharf. Click here for transport links and timetables. If you need somewhere to eat before hand you could try the Deckhouse or the Woolwich Pier Hotel
This production runs from 7 - 22 November and ticket prices range from $23 - $26. There is also a booking fee of $2.00 and you can choose to print out your ticket or collect at the Box office. To book your ticket for Tartuffe and select your seating click here
When:Friday November 7: 8.00pm Saturday November 8: 4.30pm Sunday November 9: 4.30pm Thursday November 13: 8.00pm Friday November 14: 8.00pm Saturday November 15: 2.30pm & 8.00pm Sunday November 16: 4.30pm Thursday November 20: 8.00pm Friday November 21: