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Theatre: Molière’s Tartuffe at the Abbey Theatre, audio described with touch tour, captioned and ISL interpreted performances

30 Mar - 8 Apr 2023 (Past)

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

The Abbey Theatre’s Tartuffe is a classic dramatic comedy about a hypocrite; a fraud who inveigles himself into a family’s home and heart.

Under Caitríona McLaughlin’s direction, Frank McGuinness’s retelling of this exuberant farce is wrapped in a flamboyant production, reflecting the age in which we live. Lavish design and costumes are more haute couture than baroque while the pop-influenced soundtrack is a statement in itself.

Molière didn’t know he was writing about 21st century Ireland, but Frank McGuinness certainly did. We can all recognise Tartuffe through his persistent habit of saying one thing but doing another, behind closed doors.

The difference is that, today, Tartuffe uses 280 characters and knows all the best angles for his selfies.

Tartuffe accessible shows:

  • Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 30th March : 7.30pm. Interpreter is Vanessa O’Connell.
  • Captioned performance: Saturday 8th April at 2pm.
  • Audio described performance: Saturday 8th April at 2pm with a Touch Tour of Stage and Set beforehand at 12pm for visually impaired patrons and their companions to explore the set, costumes and props.

Tickets: Discount €13 accessible tickets.

Please note if you are blind or visually impaired and require a headset for the Audio Description, please contact our Box Office team. Headsets are limited so booking is essential.

To book, contact boxoffice@abbeytheatre.ie or call (01) 87 87 222.

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