September 2017 Production

Every Trick in the book! Le Systeme Ribadier by Georges Feydeau

in French with English surtitles

Director Alec Gilbert

Producer Michael Bula

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Set in the glittering 1930s Hollywoodien, by director Alec Gilbert, Ribadier thinks he has got it right by … hypnotising his wife Angèle … which all comes unstuck when Thommereux her former boyfriend learns the technique and tries it too with unforeseen consequences … bring in Gusman, lovestruck by Ribadier’s maid Sophie and wine merchant Savinet into the mix and nothing prepares you for the finish … one of Feydeau’s thinking person’s comedies with a twist …

PERFORMANCES – 2 weeks ONLY 10 shows: Thursday 7 September 2017 to Saturday 9 September 2017 + Thursday 14 September 2017 to Saturday 16 September 2017

Evenings [6]: Thurs 7 Sep to Sat 9 Sep and Thurs 14 Sep to Sat 16 Sep 2017 inclusive at 8 pm
Matinees [4]: Fri 8 + Sat 9 Sep and Fri 15 + Sat 16 Sep 2017 ALL at 2.30 pm


Ribadier – Julien Cayeux

Angèle, Ribadier’s wife – Alexandra Octavia

Thommereux, Angèle’s ex-flame – Karim Bouriah-Lopez

Savinet, wine merchant, husband of Ribadier’s mistress – Michel Bula

Gusman, Sophie’s suitor – Richard Ryan

Sophie, her maid – Ophélie Durand

PRICES INCLUDE 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.

NB without proof of concession full price must be paid

$29 MFT Members

$20 FULL-TIME students

Booking fee $3 per ticket


  1. Dominique Portet – Yarra Valley wines and Calendar Cheese cheeses and La Sirène Brewing beer [an MFT first] and Bread by Noisette [all 4 are esteemed sponsors] before the show included in price
  2. Duration : approximately 100 minutes


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203-205 Canning Street,
CARLTON [corner Neill Street]

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Enter via rear metal doors on Neill Street

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