The Garden Suburb Theatre (GST) is a friendly and welcoming amateur theatre company.

We are a registered charity promoting involvement in the Dramatic Arts in North London. We welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about drama, either by participating in or coming to watch one of our diverse programme of shows.

The Hypochondriac

Roger McGough

adapted from Moliere's La Malade Imaginaire


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday October 20th 8pm
  • Friday October 21st 8pm
  • Saturday October 22nd 3pm and 8pm

The Bull Theatre, High St Barnet, EN5 5SJ

Originally concocted by Molière as Le Malade Imaginaire First produced in 1673 and Molière's final play, The Hypochondriac is a scathingly funny lampoon on both hypochondria and the 'quack' medical profession. Argan is a perfectly healthy, wealthy gentleman, convinced that he is seriously ill. So obsessed is he with medicinal tinkerings and tonics that he is blind to the goings on in his own household. However, his most efficacious cure will not appear in a bottle or a bedpan, but in his sharp-tongued servant, who has a cunning plan to reveal the truth and open her master's eyes.

Adapted by Roger McGough The Hypochondriac premièred in June 2009 but it's over 300 years since Molière himself first stepped (or probably hobbled) onto the stage in the role of Argan. McGough has added some contemporary jokes and allusions but this is still Molière. Don't miss the opportunity to see a playwright whose work is still as entertaining and laugh out loud as any modern comedy.

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The Hypochondriac

Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10).
10% discount for groups of 10 plus