The Hypochondriac (adapted by Richard Bean)

The Hypochondriac (adapted by Richard Bean)

by: Jean Baptiste Moliere, Richard Bean

by: Jean Baptiste Moliere, Richard Bean

The Hypochondriac (adapted by Richard Bean)

The Hypochondriac (adapted by Richard Bean)

by: Jean Baptiste Moliere, Richard Bean

by: Jean Baptiste Moliere, Richard Bean

Overview

"Moliere's classic farce pokes fun at Argan, a man so obsessed by his own imaginary ailments that he can no longer control his haphazard household or the mercenary medics he employs. With doctors determined to grow fat from the profits of his condition, 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. This version of The Hypochondriac premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London in 2005."

Authors

Jean Baptiste Moliere

Jean Baptiste Moliere

Richard Bean

Richard Bean was born in Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian. His work for the stage includes: Young Marx (which has just opened London’s brand new Bridge Theatre), ...

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