BIRMINGHAM REP TARTUFFE CAST

Yet he is still able to keep the audience on his side; his incorrigibility becomes a likeable facet rather than a flaw. Also,on several occasions,certainly on the evening we went, the flouting of basic stagecraft practices made it difficult to hear what actors, particularly Mark Williams, were saying. Subscribe to our What’s On newsletter Enter email Subscribe. Indeed, the powerful Roman Catholic Church in Paris threatened to excommunicate anyone who saw or took part in a performance, and public performances were banned. Birmingham City Council Revealed: If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. For tickets ring or go to www. But as a modern, laugh-out-loud comedy it works.

Indeed, the powerful Roman Catholic Church in Paris threatened to excommunicate anyone who saw or took part in a performance, and public performances were banned. He is a spiritual adviser but a pious fraud, someone who just pretends to be charming and respectable. Sian Brooke is a strong Elmire, with an excellent over-the-top flirtation with Tartuffe, and Calum Finlay Valere , providing an additional touch of slapstick. A number of the very talented cast are from Birmingham, and it is performed with natural accents — which in many cases are therefore more or less Brummie. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Shane Richie is coming to the Wolverhampton – here’s how to get tickets The former Eastenders star is starring in a production of the Entertainer. I was very disappointed by this rendering of what is thought of as a classic. Taking the lead here is Mark Williams. The Reviews Hub was set up in

Runs until 16th November Picture: Paul Hunter’s Orgon is a series of overstated reactions without emotional underpinning. I also liked Ayesha Antoine as outspoken servant Dorine, while who knew Janice Connolly was so good at yapping like a dog? It’s 40 minutes before he appears on stage; Mark Williams’s arrival is well worth waiting for.

Roxana Tarhuffe, the new artistic director of Birmingham Rep, delivers a consumerist production that is unchallenging and easy to digest.

More than 1, jobs to go at Birmingham City Council Another 1, staff at Birmingham City Council will soon learn their jobs are being lost. Creative producer Lian Wilkinson: Indeed, the powerful Roman Catholic Church in Paris threatened to excommunicate anyone who saw or took part in a performance, and public performances were banned. Birmingham Town Hall The Birmingham choir that’s not very vocal about its many triumphs! Also,on several occasions,certainly on the cst we went, the flouting of basic stagecraft practices made it difficult to hear what actors, particularly Mark Williams, were saying.

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Tartuffe, Birmingham Rep, review

The production has a very local feel. Given the militancy and fanaticism we have seen over the past troubled decade, you might expect a new, localised version to carry a provocative charge. She is Madame Pernelle, the mother of wealthy Orgon, who have both fallen under the re of Tartuffe and invited him into their home.

He might think it even more scandalous than the reaction the play received when it was unveiled to an unsuspecting French audience years ago. Birmigham than 1, jobs to go at Birmingham City Council Another 1, staff at Birmingham City Council will soon learn their jobs are being lost.

The plot centres on the seemingly perfect Tartuffe wheedling his way into the life and home of wealthy Orgon.

Tartuffe, Birmingham Rep, review – Telegraph

NT head of voice Jeannette Nelson: Also notable are Janice Connolly Mrs Pernellemaking the most of her relatively brief appearances tartufce the start and end of the play, and Ayesha Antoine Dorinedesperately trying to tartufre her frustration at the ludicrousness of the situations that are taking place around her.

A number of the very talented cast are from Birmingham, and it is performed with natural accents — which in many cases are therefore more or less Brummie. Janice Connolly says of Tartuffe: She demonstrates great flexibility of approach in her ability to direct many different types of piece, in many different styles, and proves once again what an asset she bkrmingham to the REP.

Hunter has great comic timing and a hilarious way of running around the stage. National Theatre to host casting event for transgender actors.

Tartuffe marks a number of firsts for the REP: Tartuffs News Live updates: C hristmas has come early to Acst this year with the transformation of this great French classic into a gaudy spectacle, part panto, part Brian Rix farce. Using local talent seems to be a deliberate move on the part of REP Artistic Director and director of this production Roxana Tartffe, who has made no secret of the fact that she wants to involve as much local talent as possible in her productions.

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Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice. The hypocritical Tartuffe is the image of all who twist ideologies to suit their own ends; Orgon is the representation of all who let them. More from the web. Home A Coyote Tartuffw Saloon bar is coming to Birmingham this summer New city centre bar will create 50 new jobs including Coyote bartenders.

Roxana Silbert comes up with a spirited, fast-moving production that’s full of comedy and verging on farce at the expense of pathos and satire which are in short supply. Hypocrisy and family feuds are just as prevalent now as when the masterpiece was written; the Brummie voices are nothing less than what you might expect to hear in the REP’s tartjffe house.

Best known these days for his portrayal of Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films, and more recently as Atrtuffe Brown in a TV series, Williams returns to his roots with his first stage appearance for 10 years — and first ever at the REP — with a very witty portrayal of Tartuffe. Regional Affairs Here’s why a second Brexit referendum looks increasingly likely.

Ellie Kurtz Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe See our privacy notice. Around him, a diverse, multi-cultural cast make little immediate sense of the household relationships but bring warmth and energy to an evening that evangelises more on behalf of transient frivolity than any higher theatrical purpose. Performances are good, especially from Paul Hunter as Orgon, the wealthy man who has fallen under the spell of spiritual adviser Tartuffe a beardy Mark Williamsa hypocrite who pretends to be holy.