By Richard Bean
Tickets £6 - £29.50
From one of the greatest comic writers in French history, Molière's classic farce pokes frun at Argan - a man so greedily obsessed by his own imaginary ailments, he can no longer control his chaotic household or the mercenary medics he employs.
With doctors determined to grow fat from the profits of his conditions, Argan's closest relatives battle to show him the truth of his situation. Using elaborate trickery, they strive to cure the real disease from which he suffers, managing to pile confusion upon hilarious confusion.
Richard Bean's writing credits include Harvest and the award-winning Under the Whaleback, both presented at the Royal Court Theatre.
Lindsay Posner directed David Mamet's Romance at the Almeida, The Birthday Party and A Life in the Theatre in London's West End.
Television: For the BBC:Stephen Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter, Sven and Nancy’s Big Impression, Posh and Becks’ Big Impression, The Big Impression, The Key, The Big Impression Christmas Special x 4, Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible, Holby City, Mark Lamarr Leaving 20th Century, Comedy Nation, Fist of Fun, The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos, The Geeks, Punt and Dennis, The Man from Auntie, Harry Hill’s Fruit Fancies, The Full Monty, Standing Room Only, Parkinson, Jonathan Ross Show. Other television credits include: The Sketch Show (ITV), Rory Bremner – Who Else? (Channel 4), Live at Jongleurs, The Comedy Store.
Theatre: Singin in the Rain (Sadlers Wells), Miss Conceptions (Edingburgh Festival),Live at the Palladium (London Palladium), Rory Bremner- Who Else? (National Tour), Mixed Doubles (Rowntree Theatre).
Film: Tristam Shandy/Cock and Bull Story, Stella Street – The Movie, The Calcium Kid, The Debt Collector.
Radio: Wild Things, Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sure, What On Earth, Weekending, Loose Ends.
Lindsay Posner's exuberant, superbly acted production is riotously entertaining...has you laughing like a drain
Cast Includes Ronni Ancona, Steven Beard, Stephen Boxer, Henry Goodman, Simon Gregor, David Killick, Amy Lucas, Lyndsey Marshal, Kris Marshall, John Marquez, Carey Mulligan, Gyuri Sarossy, Daniella Wilson.
Direction Lindsay Posner
Design Giles Cadle
Light Jean Kalman
Music Matthew Scott
Sound John Leonard
Movement Scarlett Mackmin