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Hypochondriac, The

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Moliére's classic farce receives a facelift from Richard Bean. Read More >

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From one of the greatest comic writers in French history, Moliére’s classic farce pokes fun 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 condition, 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.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/11/2005

Opening Night: 17/11/2005

Closing Night: 07/01/2006

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Cast & Creative


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


Director - Lindsay Posner

Designer - Giles Cadle

Choreographer - Scarlett Mackmin

Lighting Designer - Jean Kalman

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Moliére in a new version by Richard Bean

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