Denis O’Hare to Lead TARTUFFE at the National Theatre

Denis O’Hare is set to make his National Theatre debut in TARTUFFE next year.

O’Hare’s TV work includes American Horror Story, This is Us and True Blood. His stage credits include ASSASSINS on Broadway (for which he received a Tony nomination) and INTO THE WOODS at the Public Theatre. He previously appeared in London in 2002 at the Donmar Warehouse in Richard Greenberg’s TAKE ME OUT. This production transferred to Broadway earning O’Hare a Tony award for Featured Actor in a Play.

TARTUFFE is the story of an irresistible stranger who enters the house of Orgon, but may not be how he appears. John Donnelly creates a new adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy, directed by Blanche McIntyre. The director also makes her National Theatre debut alongside O’Hare.

Blanche McIntyre: “I am very excited to bring TARTUFFE to the Lyttelton stage with the multi-award-winning actor Denis O’Hare. Denis is one of the great actors of our time. He moves effortlessly from affecting to frightening to funny.”

Denis O’Hare: “I have always loved Molière and find his plays bracingly relevant. As an American actor, the chance to work at the National is an immense honour. As a recently transplanted American living in Paris, to play TARTUFFE is deliciously ironic and to be Tartuffe at the National is a dream come true.”

TARTUFFE opens on the Lyttelton stage with previews from 9th February.

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