23-27 May 2006. The Watermill theatre company performs Ranjit Bolts acclaimed translation of Molires classic comedy at the Oxford Playhouse. Written in 1664, Tartuffe tells the story of a religious hypocrite who worms his way into the affections of a wealthy merchant, Orgon, turning the latters peaceful household upside down. Considered sacrilegious by the church at the time, the play was banned by Louis XIV in 1664. Directed by Jonathan Munby and designed by Mike Britton, Tartuffe runs for 2 hours 15 minutes including interval. Admission 22-9.50. Performances Tues-Thurs and Sat at 19.30, Fri 20.00, matinees Thurs and Sat 14.30. Post-show talk 24 May.
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The Oxford Playhouse is at 11-12 Beaumont Street in the heart of Oxford, a two-minute walk from the city's main bus and coach station in Gloucester Green. Tel. +44 (0) 1865305305.