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The Hypochondriac By Moliere


by Molière
In a new translation by Richard Bean
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Oct
Eves 7.45pm
Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

The Hypochondriac - Tony Robinson as Argan - Photo credit Simon Annand - (ref147) Tony Robinson, much loved for his role as Baldrick in the popular TV series Blackadder, stars alongside Imogen Stubbs in the riotous farce THE HYPOCHONDRIAC, which visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 20 – Saturday 25 October.

The play is a new translation by Richard Bean, the adaptor of the smash hit National Theatre production One Man, Two Guvnors, which visits Theatre Royal Brighton for 3 weeks this Christmas.

In Molière’s medicinal masterpiece, the penny-pinching Argan is healthy, wealthy and completely obsessed by a list of imaginary ailments he believes himself to be suffering from. Confusion is piled upon hilarious confusion as a gang of eccentric quacks and Argan’s treacherous wife endeavour to fleece him of his fortune, whilst his lovesick daughter, her dashing lover and an astute maid attempt to set him straight.

The Hypochondriac - Tony Robinson as Argan and Imogen Stubbs as Beline - Photo credit Simon Annand - (ref193)Tony Robinson is one of the UK’s best loved actors. In addition to playing Baldrick in Blackadder, he is well known for hosting Channel 4’s Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History. He was knighted in 2013.

Imogen Stubbs’ many stage roles include a recent appearance in Strangers on a Train in the West End. She appeared in a guest lead role in Parents, a comedy drama starring Sally Phillips for Sky TV.

The cast also includes Olivier award winning Tracie Bennett, who took the West End by storm with her portrayal of Judy Garland Olivier award-winning End of the Rainbow.

Lindsay Posner is one of the UK’s greatest directors of comedy. His recent successes include Hay Fever with Felicity Kendal, recently seen at Theatre Royal, Noises Off, Abigail’s Party, and Relatively Speaking. He is currently directing Lindsay Lohan in her West End debut in Speed the Plow.

image006 (1)Movement and dance in the production has been choreographed by Javier De Frutos, whose credits include the West End revival of Cabaret, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, London Road (National Theatre), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), as well as a long standing collaboration with Rambert Dance.

Illusions by award winning magician and illusionist and Vice President of the Magic Circle, Scott Penrose (Cirque Du Soleil, Love Never Dies).

0844 871 7650*
(bkg fee applies)

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