Wednesday 29 October 2014
Everyman, Cheltenham

The Hypochondriac

Richard Bean, the adaptor of One Man, Two Guvnors turns MoliŤreís medicinal masterpiece into a riotous farce in this brand new production starring Tony Robinson.

The penny pinching Argan is healthy, wealthy and completely obsessed by a list of imaginary ailments. Confusion is piled upon hilarious confusion as a gang of eccentric quacks and Arganís treacherous wife endeavour to fleece him of his fortune, while his lovesick daughter, her dashing lover and an astute maid attempt to set him straight. Tony Robinson is one of the UKís best-loved actors (Baldrick in Blackadder and host of Time Team). Lindsay Posner is one of the UKís greatest directors of comedy; recent successes include Noises Off, Abigailís Party and Relatively Speaking.

The Hypochondriac

"Richard Beanís sharp, spirited version has one laughing like a drain even as one recoils in appalled horror"
Daily Telegraph