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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.

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A co-production with Bell Shakespeare

Cast & Creatives

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

Performance Times

Performance Dates
Previews 27, 28, 30 & 31 May
Season 4 June – 16 July

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturdays 2pm & 7pm
Tuesdays 1pm & 7pm

Run Time
150 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Video

The Women of The Literati

Set Build, The Literati

Reviews

“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.” John MacCallum, The Australian

“The Literati is exceptional entertainment made doubly pleasurable at this intimate scale. Don’t miss it.” Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald

“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.” Richard Cotter, Australian Stage

“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.” Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

“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.” Dee Jefferson, Time Out Sydney

“Boasting fine performances, it’s Fleming’s deftness in adapting the prose which is the real reward here.”Glen Falkenstein, ArtsHub

Blog Posts

In conversation with Justin Fleming

04.05.16

What first inspired you to the classics and  Moliere? French was the only modern language taught at my school. My parents knew French and I had two aunts, Judith and Elizabeth, who both taught senior French. French people sometimes ask...

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