May 2018 Production

Entirely in French with English surtitles

Directed by Bruce Cochrane

Producer Michael Bula

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an edgy cult black comedy

Melbourne French Theatre Inc. proudly presents the cult classic, following its huge success in 2000


7 shows only


Le Père Noel est une ordure is a brilliant black comedy, juggling high farce and grotesque black humour. The farce is filled with an assortment of eccentrics including a lonely Serbian with deadly chocolates, a cross-dressing chronic depressive and a suicidal gun-toting Santa Claus. The play is a wild, aggressive, furiously paced and absolutely hilarious beast, dealing with loneliness, heart-ache, and people on the edge of insanity.
The time is now. The location is every city. Specifically, a lifeline agency, a place of refuge for those lost and without hope. It is Christmas Eve … and the mayhem begins


in order of appearance

Therese, employee at the helpline

The Man/voice off

Mortez, employee at the helpline

Katia, transvestite

Preskovich, Serbian

Josette, Felix’s ex

Felix, BAD Santa

PERFORMANCES – 7 only – 1 week 2 to 5 May 2018 inclusive

Evenings [4]: Weds 2 May to Sat 5 May 2018 inclusive at 8 pm

Matinees [3]: Thurs 3 May, Fri 4 May and Sat 5 May 2018 all at 2.30 pm

Duration : approximately 90 minutes including interval

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

$37 Public

$33 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.

$29 MFT Members + Docklands Residents [bring utilities bill]

$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!]

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade


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


Melways 2E F6