Justin Fleming after Molière
27 May - 16 July 2016
Juliet and Clinton are in love. Guileless, sweet, all-encompassing love. However, love is not without its impediments. Standing in the way of their eternal happiness are Juliet’s mother and sister, whose disapproval is of the most high-brow kind.
Griffin is doing a Molière! Why? Because that great Australian playwright, Justin Fleming, has audaciously brought this one screaming into 21st century Australia. It’s sassy, it’s silly. We love it!
And, it’s also a glorious new co-production with Bell Shakespeare, directed by Griffin Artistic Director Lee Lewis, and starring Caroline Brazier, Gareth Davies, Jamie Oxenbould, Kate Mulvany and Miranda Tapsell.
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A co-production with Bell Shakespeare
Director Lee Lewis
Co-Composers & Sound Designers Max Lambert and Roger Lock
Designer Sophie Fletcher
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
With Caroline Brazier, Gareth Davies, Jamie Oxenbould, Kate Mulvany, Miranda Tapsell
Previews 27, 28, 30 & 31 May
Season 4 June – 16 July
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturdays 2pm & 7pm
Tuesdays 1pm & 7pm
150 minutes including a 20 minute interval
“This highly entertaining production achieves something that you don’t always find in new stagings of Moliere: a mixture of outrageous comedy and tender humanity, side by side, sometimes clashing, but brought together sweetly in the springlike comic ending.” The Australian, John Mccallum
“The Literati is exceptional entertainment made doubly pleasurable at this intimate scale. Don’t miss it.” The Sydney Morning Herald, Jason Blake
“Fleming’s script is a gem of gymnastic linguistics, peppered with provocations and pleasures, as befits its classical template, astute and acerbic and unabashedly cheeky.” Australian Stage, Richard Cotter
“Gareth Davies and Miranda Tapsell are maddening and charming respectively, while Caroline Brazier and Kate Mulvany are gloriously awe-inspiring in their dual high-wire acts – between utterly sublime and utterly silly.” Stage Noise, Diana Simmonds
“There’s a deliciously off-the-wall edge to Mulvany’s performance, coupled with impeccable comic timing. You feel like you’re watching a master at work.” Time Out Sydney, Dee Jefferson
“Boasting fine performances, it’s Fleming’s deftness in adapting the prose which is the real reward here.” ArtsHub, Glen Falkenstein
"...an unlikely celebration of those who exist outside the box." ★★★★ Ben Neutze @TimeOutSydney gives Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' 4 STARS! Read the full review: https://t.co/r3pSwoETaJ
Griffin UP LATE is 2 weeks away! Join us for a post-show jam of music and chortles on Friday 2 November following 'The Feather in the Web' by the hilarious Nick Coyle, who will be joining an awesome lineup of storytellers, comedians & musicians. Tix $15: https://t.co/G7Ry05NVPa
"Few writers can pull this off...But Coyle succeeds, aided by a cast that switches gears as seamlessly as a luxury car." ★★★★ 4 STARS for Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' from @JohnRShand at @smh Have a read: https://t.co/taEPEj84dS
#TBT to Peta Brady in her play 'UGLY MUGS' (2014) directed by Marion Potts in a co-production with @MalthouseMelb #australianstories #australianplays
"Griffin has Four Pillars gin and tonics, making it arguably the best theatre bar in the city." The highest of compliments from @neutze. Loved this article!