Tartuffe

Tartuffe

by Molière, translated by Ranjit Bolt

Directed by Gigi Robarts

Tuesday 15th -
Saturday 19th April, 2014

The Tower Theatre performing
at Theatro Technis




Photography by David Sprecher


Cast
Orgon : Michael Mayne
Tartuffe : Andy Murton
Elmire : Lynne O'Sullivan
Madame Pernelle : Alison Liney
Cleante : Jonathan Wober
Dorine : Jeanette Clarke
Mariane : Sharita Oomeer
Valere : Alex Kearley-Shiers
Damis : Ben Lawson
Laurent / Monsieur Loyal / Officer :
Paul Spencer

Production Team
Director : Gigi Robarts
Set Design : Fozia Khaliq
Costume Design : Gigi Robarts
Lighting Design : Leonard Bacica
Sound and Music Design : Simon Herd

Stage Manager / Assistant Director : Anna Malzy
ASM : Anuśka Zaremba-Pike or Sacha Walker
Lighting Operaor : Shameem Matin
Sound Operator : Conor Byrne
Publicity/Press : Matthew Partridge



Michael Mayne is very excited to be playing Orgon - he has longed to play in a Molière piece. Other notable credits include King Lear, Julius Caesar, Sidney in Smells of Wee, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Fred in Fred and Madge and Jake in Jake's Women. Michael is a classically trained Actor - a graduate of London Academy of Music and Drama Art (LAMDA). He worked in the professional theatre for 20 years before family commitment moved him into the commercial world; now those commitment are fulfilled he is working his way back into the Business.

Since joining the Tower Theatre Company in 2012, Andy Murton has appeared in five productions : Clov in Endgame, Freddie Page in The Deep Blue Sea, Adam Trainsmith in Comic Potential, Philip in The Pride and most recently the Landlord and numerous other parts in Two. Previous to the Tower his theatre credits include Malcolm in The Full Monty (Salon Varieties, Spain), Emcee in Cabaret and Gary Lejeune in Noises Off (all for Salon Varieties, Spain). Andy trained at Bretton Hall.

Lynne O'Sullivan's theatre roles include Rosie in Karen Hope's chilling Foreign Lands, Mrs Holly in Suddenly Last Summer and Zilla in A Party to the Divorce at the Edinburgh Festival. She played Bridget in Donegal Wake at the London Irish Theatre, Madame de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons and Mother in The Misunderstanding by Camus on the Camden fringe. Recently she played Mrs Winslow in The Winslow Boy for the Stamford Shoestring Theatre. Elmire is her first role with the Tower Theatre Company.

After acting in school plays and university revues Alison Liney learned her initial stage craft with the Mountview Theatre Club in Crouch End. Since then she has performed and directed with various north London groups and has been a member of the Tower Theatre for over fourteen years. Recent roles include Mrs Higgins in Pygmalion, Doris in My Mother Said I Never Should, Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw (Chelsea Players), Marie in Calendar Girls and Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy.

This is Jonathan Wober's eleventh Tower production since joining in 2009, when he appeared as Sigmund in The Archbishop's Ceiling and Robert in Dangerous Corner. Since then, roles have included Jesus Costazuela in The Odd Couple, touring to Paris as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream and to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall as various Dickensian characters in David Copperfield. Most recently, he played an East End gangster in Jump to Cow Heaven.

Jeanette Clarke has been a Tower member since 1992. She was last seen on stage in 2001 and has since trained in the additional skill of improvisation. Her favourite roles with the Tower have been the female lead in Two (the Tower's 1995 production), Paulina in The Winter's Tale, Moxie in Relative Values and as Sphinx/Mother in Greek. She enjoys the challenges of playing 'worms that turn' and strong women.

Sharita Oomeer has been involved in semi-professional theatre since 2005. As a member of the Kelvin Players in Bristol, she performed in The Seagull, Adrian Mole aged 13¾ and 'Allo 'Allo, as well as a number of rehearsed readings. In London, Sharita has been involved in new writing projects at Hampstead Theatre and with the Chelsea Players. She performed in a musical version of She Stoops To Conquer with KDC Theatre and has appeared in a number of Tower Theatre productions, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Changeling, Calendar Girls and, most recently, On Religion.

Alex Kearley-Shiers is a drama graduate at Queen Mary University, London. Notable roles include Christopher Isherwood in Goring Gap Players' production of I Am A Camera (2013), the Man in The Seagull Effect by Idlemotion (Edinburgh Fringe & National Tour 2011), Thomas the banker in Fastburn in collaboration with the National Youth Theatre and Kneehigh (2009), Potts in Mojo (2010), Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (2010) and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (2009) with the Queen Mary Theatre Company and Mr Shaw in Cuba by Liz Lochead at the Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford (2009).

Ben Lawson's previous productions include The Doctor's Dilemma (Tower Theatre), Antigone (Questors Theatre), Six Characters in Search of an Author (SJC Productions), Abigail's Party (Helkats Theatre), Dr. Faustus, How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, The History Boys, Much Ado about Nothing, The Arsonists, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Ubu Roi and Journey's End (Royal Holloway University).

This is Paul Spencer's first performance with the Tower Theatre Company. He has been involved in theatre throughout most of his life and some of the productions that he has appeared in include Twelfth Night (Sebastian) at the Young Vic, The Tempest (Ariel) at the National Theatre, Ontario and Amadeus at the Orchard Theatre.