Tartuffe

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Martin Sorrell's translation of Moliere's 1664 play Tartuffe.

Established in 1929, Bristol am-dram troupe The Kelvin Players is one of the largest and most respected non-professional theatre companies in the South West, and this May they present a dark, contemporary take on the original comic satire, Moliere.

Set in 1890s Paris, the play is named after its central character, Tartuffe, a low-life conman who weasels his way into the life of Orgon and his family. Naturally, chaos ensues, and the family slowly starts to unravel.

Banned in its day, Tartuffe is as profound now as it ever had been, as a fierce exploration into human needs, desires and the ease of being beguiled by the world's rascals. 350 years later, it proves that perhaps we'll never learn...

By: Jess Hardiman

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