PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

Year Production and Director  
 
1977 Ionesco Théâtre by Eugène Ionesco (collection of sketches)
directed by Claudie Grand
 
 
 
1978 Café‑Théâtre with sketches by Jean Tardieu
directed by Colin Duckworth
 
 
 
1979 La Vertu en danger or The French Relapse by Voltaire/Vanbrugh
directed by Colin Duckworth

Une Collection Feydeau (collection of 4 one act plays)
directed by Michael Bula
 
 
 
1980 Le Roi se meurt by Eugène Ionesco
directed by Colin Duckworth

 
 
1981 Les Mains Sales by Jean-Paul Sartre
directed by Marcel Cugola
 
 
 
1982 Je suis divorcé by Henry Brouillet de Gallois and
Dormez, je le veux by Georges Feydeau
directed by George Dixon

Un chapeau de paille d'Italie by Eugène Labiche
directed by George Dixon
 

 
 
1983 Les Justes by Albert Camus
directed by Marcel Cugola

L'Impromptu de Versailles by Molière and
L'Impromptu de l'Alma by Eugène Ionesco
directed by Burt Cooper
 
 
 
1984 L'Invitation au Château by Jean Anouilh
directed by Marcia Ferguson
 
 
 
1985 Les Monstres Sacrés by Jean Cocteau
directed by Marcel Cugola

Supplément au Voyage de Cook by Jean Giraudoux (bilingual adaptation)
directed by Bernard Milluy

Occupe‑toi d'Amélie/Look after Lulu by Georges Feydeau/Noel Coward
(bilingual adaptation)
directed by Eugène Schlusser

Les Pères Noël sont en grève (collection of songs and sketches - café-théâtre)
directed collectively
 
 
 
1986 Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard by Marivaux and
L'Autre Tartuffe ou La Mère Coupable by Beaumarchais
directed by Eugène Schlusser

Cabaret Spectacle for Piccolo Spoleto Festival (collection of songs and sketches)
directed collectively

Potiche by Barillet et Grédy
directed by Alice Bugge
 

 
 
1987 La Reine Morte by Henry de Montherlant
directed by Paul Monaghan

Une Folie by Sacha Guitry
directed by Paul Monaghan
 
 
 
1988 La Puce à l'Oreille/A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau/John Mortimer
(bilingual adaptation)
directed by Gisèle Muglia-Smith

Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard by Marivaux (new version - 1st tour to New Caledonia)
directed by Eugène Schlusser

L'Audition (café-théâtre)
directed collectively
 

 
 
1989 Les Fourberies de Scapin by Molière (bilingual version)
directed by Murray Copland

Pauvre Bitos ou le Dïner des Têtes by Jean Anouilh (2nd tour to New Caledonia)
directed by Murray Copland
 
Le Cabaret (café-théâtre)
directed collectively
 
 
 
1990 Ubu Cocu/Ubu Deceived by Alfred Jarry (bilingual version)
directed by Colin Duckworth

Le Petit Cabaret chez Maxim (café-théâtre at L'Alouette restaurant, Brighton)
directed collectively
 
 
 
1991 Angèle by Marcel Pagnol
directed by Guy Lamothe
 
Le Médecin malgré lui by Molière (3rd tour to New Caledonia)
directed by Bruce Cochrane
 
 
 
1992 The Hollow/Le Vallon by Agatha Christie/Simone Benmussa (bilingual version)
bilingual adaptation by Jean Papillon
directed by Anna Schlusser

Les Fausses Confidences by Marivaux
directed by Kirsten von Bibra
 
 
 
1993 Les Fausses Confidences by Marivaux (1st tour to the French Embassy, Canberra)
directed by Kirsten von Bibra

Hôtel Paradiso by Georges Feydeau/John Mortimer (bilingual version)
bilingual adaptation by Jean Papillon
directed by Bruce Cochrane

Hôtel Paradiso by Georges Feydeau/John Mortimer (bilingual version)
(1st tour to the French Embassy in Vanuatu)
bilingual adaptation by Jean Papillon
directed by Bruce Cochrane
 
 
 
1994 Antigone by Jean Anouilh (sneak preview and 2nd tour to the
French Embassy, Canberra, followed by the May season)
directed by Kirsten von Bibra

Knock
by Jules Romains (bilingual version)
adapted and directed by Jean Papillon
 
 
1995 Huis clos by Jean-Paul Sartre
(3rd tour to the French Embassy, Canberra)
directed by Caroline Stacey

Les Précieuses ridicules by Molière
directed by Caroline Stacey
 
 
 
1996 L'Importance d'Etre Constant by Oscar Wilde (rehearsed reading)
directed by Patrick Hine

The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni (in French and Italian)
tri-lingual adaptation by Jean Papillon
directed by Caroline Stacey
 
 
 
1997 Le Malade Imaginaire by Molière
directed by Mimmo Mangione

Le Petit-Maïtre Corrigé by Marivaux (rehearsed reading)
directed by Mimmo Mangione
 
 
 
1998 Dormez, je le veux by Georges Feydeau (rehearsed reading)
at the residence of the French Consul General
directed by Michael Bula

La Tempête by William Shakespeare by Shakespeare
directed by Mimmo Mangione

Dormez, je le veux by Georges Feydeau
directed by Michael Bula and
L'Anglais tel qu'on le parle by Tristan Bernard
directed by Mimmo Mangione

Dormez, je le veux by Georges Feydeau
(tour to the French Festival of St Arnaud)
directed by Michael Bula

Le Jugement de Paris by Bill Warnock (rehearsed reading)
translated by par Lisette Nigot
directed collectively
 
 
 
1999 Dormez, je le veux by Georges Feydeau
(tour to the International Festival of Canberra)
directed by Michael Bula
 
Cuisine et dépendances by Jaoui and Bacri
Directed by Frédérique Fouché

Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichon by Eugène Labiche
directed by Bronwyn Tweddle
 
 
2000 Extracts from the Principal Scenes of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
directed by Colin Duckworth
(tour to Bendigo for the Association of French Teachers of Victoria)
 
Le Père Noël est une ordure by Balasko, Chazel, Clavier, Jugnot, Lhermitte et Moynot
directed by Chris Bendall
(tour to Adelaide to the inaugural French Festival)
 
 
 
2001 L'avare by Molière
directed by Henry-Claude Méra
(tour to Bendigo for the Association of French Teachers of Victoria)

En attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett
directed by Colin Duckworth
 
 
 
2002  C'est une Femme du Monde and Les Pavés de l'Ours by Georges Feydeau
directed by Michael Bula

Le Triomphe de l'Amour by Marivaux
directed by Léna Pangalo
 
 
2003 La Tête des autres  by Marcel Aymé
directed by Morgan Dowsett

Dom Juan by Molière
directed by Chris Bendall
 
 
2004 Un Air de Famille by Jaoui and Bacri
directed by Morgan Dowsett

On ne badine pas avec l'amour by Alfred de Musset
adapted and directed by Colin Duckworth

Monsieur Nounou by Georges Feydeau
(rehearsed reading)
directed by Michael Bula assisted by Eddy K. Fatha
 
 
2005 Pénétration by Joris Lacoste (rehearsed reading)
adapted and directed by Joris Lacoste

Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti
directed by Morgan Dowsett

Le Jeu de L'amour et du Hasard by Marivaux
directed by Karen Berger

Théâtre sans animaux by Jean-Michel Ribes (rehearsed reading)
directed by Miki Oikawa
 

 
2006 Les Bonnes by Jean Genet
directed and conceived collectively by Amanda Mouellic, Miranda Nation and Mélanie Smirou

Le Dïner de cons by Francis Veber
directed by Morgan Dowsett

On Purge Bébé by Georges Feydeau
directed by Michael Bula
 
2007 Huit Femmes by Robert Thomas
directed by Miki Oikawa

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
adapted and directed by Karen Berger

Pre-tour season June
Melbourne season November - December
Victorian Schools tour July - December

 
 
2008 Run for your wife by Ray Cooney
adapted by Stewart Vaughan and Jean-Christophe Barc
directed by Stig Wemyss


Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
adaptation in French by Colin Duckworth
directed by Christiane Hille
 
 
2009

Caught in the Net (Chat et Souris) by Ray Cooney,
adapted by Jean-Christophe Barc and Stewart Vaughan
directed by Stig Wemyss

Elle t'attend (She is waiting for you) by FloriaUn Zeller,
subtitles translated by Michael Bula
directed by Matthew O'Sullivan

 
 
2010

The Importance of Being Earnest (L'Importance d'être Constant) by Oscar Wilde,
directed by Stig Wemyss

Des Courtes Lignes de Courteline (Some short lines from Courteline) conceived and directed by Michael Bula

L'Emmerdeur (A Pain in the @*#!) by Francis Veber
directed by Bruce Cochrane

Des Coutes Lignes de Courtline August 2010
 
2011

The Flying Doctor [Le Medecin Volant] and Barbouillés Jealousy [La Jalousie du Barbouillé] by Molière,
directed by Iris Gaillard

Des Courtes Lignes de Courteline [Some short lines from Courteline] conceived and directed by Michael Bula

Absent Friends [Mariages et Conséquences]
directed by Matthew O'Sullivan

Moliere Des Coutes Lignes de Courtline Absent Friends
 
2012

Pyjama pour six [Don’t Dress for Dinner] by Marc Camoletti
directed by Bruce Cochrane


 

Absent Friends
 

VITAL STATISTICS


Foundation : 23 March 1977
 
Incorporated as a non-profit incorporated association : 19 November 1985
 
Placed under the official patronage of His Excellency the French Ambassador to Australia : 1986
 
Placed on the Register of Cultural Organisations, Canberra : 1 July 1991
 
Association Agreement with the Department of French and Italian Studies, University of Melbourne : 1995
 
Tours and Performances :  
     
International :    
  New Caledonia : 3
  Vanuatu : 1
National :    
  Canberra : 4
  Adelaide : 1
Regional Victoria :   9
  Total = 18

Michael Bula Solicitors
Solicitors : Michael Bula Solicitors, International Lawyers
Accountants : Banks Group
 
Registered Business Names :
Le Théâtre Français de Melbourne
The French Theatre Company of Australia

2012 : 81 productions