The Imaginary Invalid
Directed by Helen RobinsonSeason: 29th August - 17th October 1998
Through the efforts of Toinette, a saucy servant, the mercenary wife is revealed to the blind husband and the daughter permitted to marry the man she loves. By disguising herself as a ninety year old doctor, Toinette comically carries Argan's obsession to its absurd extreme. The play is filled with Moliere's parodies of social types, including Bonnefoy, a scheming notary; Purgon, an overpowering physician; and Diaforus, a pompous physician who rejects all new discoveries in medical science and clings to the superstitions of the 'ancients'.
Cast: Timothy Bennett, Belinda Delaney, Monica Brian, Misty Fisher, Gary Woods, Andrew Foxworth, Richard Kennett, Andrew Robjohns, Grahame Dein, Simon Shaw, Kate Horsley