21:00, Thu 28th May 2020 - Tue 2nd June 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
20:30, Thu 4th June 2020 - Tue 9th June 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
21:00, Thu 11th June 2020 - Tue 16th June 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
Easter Week 5 to May Week
The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. It premiered on 10 February 1673 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris and was originally choreographed by Pierre Beauchamp.
Molière had fallen out with the powerful court composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, with whom he had pioneered the comédie-ballet form a decade earlier, and had opted for the collaboration with Charpentier, Lully's rival and arguably a more gifted composer. Le malade imaginaire would turn out to be Molière's last work. He collapsed during his fourth performance as Argan on 17 February and died soon after.