September 2018 Production

based on Two into One by Ray Cooney adapted by Jean Poiret (La Cage aux Folles)

in French with English surtitles

Directed by Kotryna Gesait Produced by Michael Bula

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Richard Marchelier, a Government Minister comes to a hotel with his wife in the hope of seducing the opposition’s secretary into an illicit affair; what ensues is a delightful mess as he enlists his assistant Georges Pigier to aide him in the deception. Pigier finds himself stuck in middle as he mistakenly makes an advance towards Richard’s wife and suddenly is trapped in a potential dalliance himself, in the room next door to Richard’s forbidden love-nest no less. Jean Poiret’s ingenious French adaptation of Ray Cooney’s classic British farce Two into one is a flirtatious cacophony of lust, deception and mistaken identity all playing out in one hotel run by prudish and suspicious hotel manager and his gaggle of dopey workers. This masterful sexy farce has a long history of successful runs since its premier in 1984, it is a timeless comedy which remains relevant no matter where, when or even in what language it is performed! Join us for a night of raucous fun and chaotic hilarity.

Add in a vice-hunting female MP who prowls the corridors like a female bloodhound and you have a recipe for panic, confusion, multiple disguises and revolving doors like no other.

“Cooney’s play can hold its own with the very best of the French master, Feydeau.”

The Guardian

PERFORMANCES – 2 weeks ONLY 10 shows = Thursday 6 September 2018 to Saturday 8 September 2018 + Thursday 13 September 2018 to Saturday 15 September 2018

Evenings [6]: Thurs 6 Sep to Sat 8 Sep and Thurs 13 Sep to Sat 15 Sep 2018 inclusive at 8 pm
Matinees [4]: Fri 7 + Sat 8 Sep and Fri 14 + Sat 15 Sep 2018 BOTH at 2.30 pm

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


Richard Marchelier, Government Minister – 

Georges, Marchelier’s aide – 

Florentine Duray, Opposition MP –  

Christine, Richard’s wife –  

Stéphanie Margelle – 

Edouard Margelle, Stéphanie’s husband – 

Hotel Manager – 

Receptionist/Waiter/Maria [combined roles] – 

$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.

NB without proof of concession full price must be paid

$30 MFT Members

$20 FULL-TIME students

Booking fee $2 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 no interval


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

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

Melways Map 43 K2