May 2019 Production

Entirely in French with English surtitles

Directed by Donald McManus

Producer Michael Bula

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a delicious political comedy

Melbourne French Theatre Inc. will present the sequel The Candidate in 2020.


6 shows only

PERFORMANCES – 6 only – will sell out – book now

1 week : 1 to 4 May 2019 inclusive

Evenings : Weds 1 May to Sat 4 May 2019 inclusive at 8 pm

Matinees : Fri 3 May + Sat 4 May 2019 both at 2.30 pm

Duration : approximately 90 minutes with no interval


A delicious political comedy – panic at the Ministry of Education! The Education Minister wants to enforce mandatory school uniforms and the students are revolting. Meanwhile, the Minister’s trusted chief of staff Gabrielle, a dynamic career woman, is contending with a troublesome daughter who wants her independence but has no means of income and an impossible hippy mother who sets Gaby up with dates. Gaby concentrates all her energy on her job and to save her boss from every sticky political and scandal-plagued situation. Don’t miss this clever piece, exquisitely timed for Macron’s Gilets Jaunes France!


Gabrielle Bellecour, chief of staff of the Ministry of National Education – Sophie Armstrong

Louis Tesson, Minister of National Education – Richard Ryan

Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother – Dominique Croset

Michelle Tesson, Louis’ future ex-wife – Léonore David

Sara Bellecour, Gabrielle’s daughter – Anouk Bidot

Éric Garcia, the Ministry’s jack of all trades – Alexis Renou

PRICES INCLUDE DRINKS [Dominique Portet wines, La Sirène Beer and more] + FOOD BEFORE SHOW [details below – $5 included in the price – great value!] come 30 minutes before show start

$39 Public

$34 Concessions : pensioners, seniors, unemployed, UFE, FACCI, AFAS, AFTV, Alliance Française, MEAA, Groupe Romand [Swiss], l’Ecole Française de Melbourne, French Journey, Cassis, Melbourne Accueil, MyFrenchLife and French Australian Lawyers Society.

$30 MFT Members + Docklands Residents [bring utilities bills as proof otherwise full price applies!]

$20 FULL-TIME students

* NB without proof of concession full price must be paid *

Booking fee covers Seatadvisor, credit card and admin fees now $2 [down from $3] per ticket


Library at the Dock [NEW!]

Second floor Performance Space

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade


The theatre is on the top floor of the building with views overlooking the stunning Victoria Harbour.

Melways 2E F6