The Rose Theatre has one more weekend of French farce with a touring production of Molière's play Tartuffe at Rose Theatre.

The production, translated by the celebrated Liverpool poet Roger McGough, kicked off last Tuesday for a 10-day run.

The 17th-Century comedy, originally banned by Louis XIV, tells the story of a man, Tartuffe, who claims to be a beacon of piety while getting his feet firm-ly under the table at the home of wealthy merchant Orgon.

But all is not as it seems and, as Orgon becomes ever more taken with his new companion, the whole city is chattering.

Is he a friend, a fraud, a miracle or a hypocrite?

The family smell a rat and, amid the frills and frivolity of 17th-Century society, they hatch a cunning plan to outwit the wily deceiver before he brings their house crashing down.

The cast of 10 includes National Theatre of Brent comedy actor John Ramm as the questionably pious Tartuffe and Joseph Alessi plays wealthy fool Orgon.

Rebecca Lacey, who appeared in the West End production of Dead Funny, plays Orgon's pursued wife Elmire, while Simon Coates, who appeared in Translations at the National Theatre, plays the voice of reason as Elmire's brother Cleante.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse artistic director Gemma Bodinetz directs the show, bringing with her a tried and tested team of designers, composers and lighting and sound technicians.

One of Liverpool's best-known sons and one of Britain's favourite poetry voices, McGough has a special gift for story telling and comic insight.

Last year, he appeared at the Everyman for a sold-out show along with fellow poet Brian Pattern to perform their work 40-love.

Tartuffe begins at the Rose Theatre in High Street, Kingston, on June 4 and runs until Saturday June 14 with performances at 7.30pm each night and matinees at 2.30pm on Tuesday and Saturday.

There will also be a captioned performance on June 14 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at the box office on 0871 230 1552 or visit www.rosetheatre