04 October 2018, The Tablet

Molière goes Muslim

Molière goes Muslim

Sasha Behar as Amira Pervaiz and Asif Khan as Tartuffe
Photo: RSC, Topher McGrillis


Writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto, whose credits include the British-Asian TV comedies Goodness Gracious Me and Citizen Khan, move the play's action to a suburb of Birmingham … The sleazy preacher becomes Tahir Taufiq Arsuf, affectionately nicknamed by followers “Tartuffe”, a teacher who seeks to de-Westernise British Islam.

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