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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 […]


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 […]