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The Hypochondriac by Hilary Bell


THEMES: Medical Care, Big Pharma, Marriage
LENGTH: 120 Minutes
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years, Adults

An irreverent and delicious farce where the old world meets the new.


The Hypochondriac by Hilary Bell transforms Moliere’s comedy for Australian audiences. Blending a nostalgic use of comic genres with vaudeville, slapstick, and a touch of commedia del’arte, this adaptation is a contemporary take on a classic farce.


Argan is a needy and controlling patriarch of a household of women, and his hypochondria is the perfect means to keep them at his beck and call. But when his self-obsession extends to selling off his daughter in return for on-tap medical attention, his housekeeper Toinette decides it’s time to fight back.


Molière’s The Hypochondriac a version by Hilary Bell was first produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company at the Eternity Playhouse from June 9th – July 1st, 2018.

ISBN: 978-0-908156-89-4

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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