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The Miser

John Bell is playing the lead role in Moliere’s The Miser so I asked him how he gets himself into character.  “It doesn't come easy being someone so miserable,” he responds.  But, Bell says, “Moliere is a very generous writer who always feels a lot for his oddball characters and believes we should try to […]

REVIEW: The Misanthrope

Justin Fleming’s witty script provides the bedrock for this entertaining reimagining of Moliere’s Le Misanthrope in the contemporary Australian music industry. Although some 350 years have passed since Moliere’s comedy of manners was first performed on a Parisian stage, his trenchant criticism of hypocrisy and sycophancy is as relevant today as ever. In a gender-bending […]

The Hypochondriac

Inspired by Benny Hill and the old Carry On movies from 60s and 70s, The Hypochondriac is a mix of music hall, burlesque and vaudeville. It’s very high camp and full of smutty humour that’s completely politically incorrect. This world premiere Australian adaptation of Moliere’s 18th century French classic is more than just a translation; […]

Tartuffe

A grifter charms his way into an elite household by convincing them that he is a messenger of God. The master of the house is persuaded but the rest smell a rat. Is he imposter or saint? This is Molière’s Tartuffe, a 400-year-old French farce, translated, modernised, and Australianised by Justin Fleming. In a rare […]