Men Behaving Badly star Martin Clunes opens in Molière's Tartuffe in a new translation by Ranjit Bolt at the National's Lyttelton Theatre on March 5.
Tartuffe is a religious hypocrite whose apparent piety has enabled him to ingratiate himself into the home of Orgon and his mother, who believe he will set a good example for the rest of the family. The rest of the family, however, can see through the impostor. The production, directed by Lindsay Posner, stars Clunes in the title role.
Although Clunes is best known as a television actor and star of the hugely popular comedy Men Behaving Badly, he is also an accomplished stage actor whose father, Alec Clunes, was a memorable Hamlet at the Arts Theatre back in 1945.