Molière's comedy The Miser given update by Hardeep Singh Kohli

Wandsworth Guardian: Hardeep Singh Kohli transports France to modern India in Kanjoos The Miser Hardeep Singh Kohli transports France to modern India in Kanjoos The Miser

TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli is transporting 17th century France to modern India in a new adaptation of a classic play.

Molière's comedy The Miser has morphed into Kanjoos The Miser which has been created to resonate with audiences today.

Within the money-obsessed maelstrom of modern India lives "flea-sucking miser" Harjinder makhi-choos.

Harjinder is known for obsessively hoarding his wealth by adhering strictly to Ghandi's principles of minimal living, raw frugality and self sacrifice.

He hates spending money with a passion, whether it is on his own household or his Bollywood obsessed children desperate for a glamorous life in Mumbai.

Hardeep Singh Kohli and Jatinder Verma have worked together to re-create the classic tale.

Jatinder, co-founder and artistic director of Tara Arts, is renowned for her cross-cultural productions.

Her company have toured with productions of The Tempest, Story of Diwali and The Black Album nationally and internationally for more than 30 years.

Hardeep has fast become a household name, having written for Channel 4 and starred in Celebrity Masterchef.

He has previously performed at Tara Arts with his touring shows Chat Masala, The Nearly Naked Chef and Indian Takeaway.

In this new re-write the pair have aimed to create a comedy for our times, with the age of austerity clashing against the increasing desire to consume.

Kanjoos The Miser, Tara Arts, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, September 26 to October 13, 7.30pm, tickets £15 (cons £12.50), visit tara-arts.com or call 0208 333 4457

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