Image of ice-cream with pills for The Hypochondriac

The Hypochondriac

In a new production by Richard Bean
Ticket prices: £6 - £29.5
Thu 10 Nov 2005 - Sat 7 Jan 2006

"Lindsay Posner's exuberant, superbly acted production is riotously entertaining...has you laughing like a drain"

Daily Telegraph 

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.

Director: Lindsay Posner

Design: Giles Cadle

Lighting Design: Jean Kalman

Music: Matthew Scott

Sound Design: John Leonard

Movement: Scarlett Mackmin

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.

Arts Council England ASP Group