This is the opening scene. The audience see a wall which suddenly opens as the characters 'spy' on each other. The idea I worked with was that the space is full of secret locations that are used as hiding places in a household where knowledge is used to abuse power.
The element of religious hypocrisy in the piece was linked to the 'Knutby pastor' that almost mirrored Moliere's piece.
I used wallpaper from the 60's to suggest a neglected interior that could be either a house or a meeting room attached to a church
The entrance of Tartuffe
I used a mixture of highly stylised 'period' dress and contemporary clothes - the modern dress was revealed as the piece went on so that we travelled from Moliere's time to today during the course of the piece
Tartuffe had to look like a crow - something that scavenges. I had the tails of his coat wired up so that it moved as he walked. This obviously influenced how the actor created the movement for the character.