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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Eugène Ribadier is the second husband of Angèle, the widow of M. Robineau. In the wake of her first husband’s affairs, Angele has developed a jealousy that borders on paranoia and she narrowly watches the activities of her second husband. Ribadier however possesses the gift of hypnotism — the eponymous system — and he profits from it by putting his wife to sleep at the time of his escapades. He wakes her on his return thanks to a trick he alone knows. Until the day that is, that he tactlessly reveals the trick to Aristide Thommereux, a friend of Robineau, who has returned from several years away in the East, hoping to renew his secret love for Angèle …

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 6 + Sat 7 Sep and Fri 15 + Sat 16 Sep 2017 BOTH at 2.30 pm



Thommereux, Angèle’s ex-flame

Savinet, wine merchant, husband of Ribadier’s mistress

Gusman, coachman, Sophie’s lover

Angèle, Ribadier’s wife

Sophie, her maid

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 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]

Blue-grey building
Enter via rear metal doors on Neill Street

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