Hilary Bell's Adaptation of Molière's THE HYPOCHONDRIAC Comes to Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Hilary Bell's Adaptation of Molière's THE HYPOCHONDRIAC Comes to Darlinghurst Theatre CompanyHilary Bell's adaptation of Moliere's classic satire The Hypochondriac will make its long awaited debut at Darlinghurst Theatre Company from 9 June - 1 July.

In this world premiere, Playwright Hilary Bell transforms Moliere's comedy for Australian audiences, blending a nostalgic use of comic genres with vaudeville, slapstick, and a touch of burlesque. There is no denying this adaptation is unlike any version you have seen before.

Argan (Gilshenan) is a needy and controlling patriarch of a household of women, and his hypochondria is the perfect means to keep them at his beck and call. But when his self-obsession extends to selling off his daughter in return for on-tap medical attention, his housekeeper Toinette (Mastrantone) decides it's time to fight back.

Director Jo Turner has assembled some of Australia's finest comic actors, including Darren Gilshenan (ABC's The Moodys, Harrow), Gabriel Fancourt (A Comedy of Errors) Sophie Gregg (Deathtrap), Emma Harvie (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Lucia Mastrantone (Kill Climate Deniers), Jamie Oxenbould (The Dapto Chaser) and Monica Sayers (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui).

Playwright Hilary Bell said "everything that happens on stage in this show couldn't happen on the screen, [The Hypochondriac] is a celebration of what theatre can be."

For a comedy feast that will leave you in stitches, book today!

Show Details
Previews: 9, 10 & 12 June

Season: 14 June - 1 July

Times: Tues - Sat 7.30pm | Sun: 5pm

Duration: 2 Hours (plus interval)

Price: $38 - $54

Where: Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse

Link: www.darlinghursttheatre.com/whatson/the-hypochondriac

Phone: (02) 8356 9987

Cast and Creatives

Adaptation: Hilary Bell

Director: Jo Turner

Production Designer: Michael Hankin

Songs: Phillip Johnston

Sound Design & Additional Music: Maria Alfonsine

Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson

Stage Manager & Assistant Director: Amy Morcom

Assistant Stage Manager: Elysse Mill

Wardrobe Supervisor: Natalie Hughes

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