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Quake-in-your-seat comedy gold” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Written by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No.42, Citizen Khan) this reimagined comedy is not to be missed. Tartuffe has the gift of the gab. A spirituality. A certain aura about him, that comes only when you claim to have Allah on your side, hundreds of Twitter followers and access to the family’s bank account.

A biting farce with fangs” ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Eventually, the lies and deceit unfold in this wickedly funny Brummie comedy about faith, family and #fakingit.

Relevant, frank and successfully modernised” ★★★★ West End Best Friend

After a smash-hit run at the RSC in 2018 this updated Tartuffe, set in Sparkhill transfers to its spiritual home when it comes to The Rep this Autumn.

A French farce with a modern Brummie twist!” ★★★★ BrumHour

Directed by Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Director and Rep Associate Iqbal Khan (East is East), get ready to howl with laughter at this classic farce as you’ve never seen it before.

Part of Birmingham Comedy Festival, Friday 7 to Sunday 16 October 2022.

Hugely entertaining” ★★★★★ Behind the Arras

Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments” WeekendNotes

Written By


A New Version By

Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto

Directed By

Iqbal Khan

Presented by

Birmingham Rep. Originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Age Guideline

Recommended 14+

Content Warning

Tartuffe is a comedy, and as such deals with its sometimes-challenging themes in a way that holds issues and characters up to ridicule.

The production contains strong language (in English and Punjabi) and references to suicide, forced arranged marriage, racism and sexual assault. While all dealt with in the context of fiction and comedy, we want to make audiences aware of this content.

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes, including interval


From £14.50

Access Performances

Audio Described Performance: Sat 29 Oct, 7.30pm

BSL Performance: Tue 01 Nov, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance: Sat 05 Nov, 2.30pm

Relaxed Performance: Thu 27 Oct, 7.30pm


Please note that the performances on Wed 2 Nov 7.30pm, Thu 3 Nov 2.30pm and Thu 3 Nov 7.30pm will be filmed.

Access Pack

You can read and download our free Access Pack here.

Fees & Charges

Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. Please click here for more information.


Creative Team


Anil Gupta
Richard Pinto


Iqbal Khan

Set & Costume Designer

Bretta Gerecke

Lighting Designer

Richard Howell

Sound Designer

Jeremy Dunn


Sarah Sayeed

Musical Director

Pete Yelding

Movement Director

Shelley Maxwell

Fight Director

RC Annie

Additional Casting

Marc Frankum

Associate Director

Beth Kapila

Associate Set and Costume Designer

Louie Whitemore

Associate Movement Director

Sarita Piotrowski

Production Manager

Ian Taylor


Réjane Collard-Walker

Music recorded by

Cello, Voice & Sitar

Pete Yelding

Drums & Percussion

Joelle Barker


Andrew Stone-Fewings

Electronic Beats

Ben Badeshi

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