Plays

Printer Friendly

Le Malade Imaginaire

or The Hypochondriac

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lord Longford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Setting

    Argan's house in Paris 1673

  • Synopsis

    Argan is a wealthy man convinced that his body is under constant assault from viruses and ailments, so he arranges for his daughter to marry a doctor, so that he can have access to constant medical attention, even though the poor girl's in love with another.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Beraldus Alpho O'Reilly
Mr. Purge Aiden Grennell
Argan Christopher Casson
Thomas Diafoirus Milo O'Shea
Angelica Joan O'Rourke
Mr. Smellie Denis Hoey
Belinda Gladys Richards
Mr. Diafoirus John Welsh
Lulu Miriam Brosnan
Cleanthus Vincent Scally
Production Team  
Settings by Kay Casson
Costumes Lord Longford
Musician Florence Byrne
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Dermot Murnaghan
Produced by Dan O'Connell(2)
Manager Lord Longford
Secretary Maureen Naish-Gray

RIGHTS INFORMATION

No Information Available. ITI's researchers have examined this play entry with care and no further information has yet been found. If you have further details on this entry please contact us.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.