the sequel to the delicious political comedy :
Melbourne French Theatre Inc. presented Panic hits the Ministry in 2019.
MUST be FULLY FLUENT in French as the show is in FRENCH
Please note that roles are not paid, but you will be working with a professional director and company.
***ALL CANDIDATES INCLUDING PREVIOUS ACTORS MUST RSVP TO BOOK IN FOR AN AUDITION BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW + ATTACHING YOUR THEATRE RESUME/CV [not just a general work one] + PORTRAIT ONLY PHOTO [no selfies please!] + OBTAIN THE TEXT WHICH YOU NEED TO PREPARE ***
The merry galaxy of characters from “Panique au Ministry” is back in service. And this time, it is in the race to the Élysée that she takes us! Indeed, Cécile Bouquigny has grown since the last instalment: she is currently Minister of Youth and Sports! On a whim (and three months from the end of her duties), she decides to run for President! By waltzing an already precarious balance, it will, once again, sow panic in the ministry…
Thanks to an accelerated training “sponsored” by a Qatari emir, the crazy man-eater of the first opus became in two years Mayor, then Minister of Youth and Sports. By deciding, on a whim, to run for president, she will further threaten the already precarious balance of her family, and this time sow panic until … The Elysée
Things have changed since the Panique au Ministere. Louis has retired from his position as Minister of Education and married Sara, the young daughter of his former Chief of Staff, Gabrielle. He is also an expectant father as Sara is heavily pregnant with his child. Cecile has taken up a position with the Government now as Minister of Youth and Sport with her daughter Gabrielle and Eric (the former gardener now married to Gabrielle) as her Chief of Staff.
Cecile in an unexpected display of ambition declares herself a candidate for the Presidency of France and that Louis is her lover! This puts the entire team in a tail spin as they try to work out if the candidacy is just a stunt and how will they hide the truth about Louis and Sara! Eric has a secret that could cost him both his job and marriage. How will all this play out? Will Cecile win the presidency? Will Louis/Sara & Gabrielle/Eric’s marriages survive? Join us in this hilarious sequel to Panique au Ministere!
DATE 1: SATURDAY 19 June 2021 @ 2.00 PM sharp
DATE 2: MONDAY 21 June 2021 @ 7.00 PM sharp
MUST be strictly available for rehearsals for all of mid-June 2021 to 11 September 2021 inclusive
PERFORMANCES DATES [7 shows]
1 week – Tues 7 September 2021 to Sat 11 September 2021 inclusive
Evenings : Tues 7 September 2021 [sneak preview/dress rehearsal – new!!] to Sat 11 September 2021 inclusive all at 8 pm
Matinees : Fri 10 September 2021 and Sat 11 September 2021 both at 2.30 pm
CAST + AGE RANGES
6 roles 2 men 4 women
Gabrielle Bellecour-Garcia, former chief of staff of the Education Ministry, elegant headstrong woman, female 40s to 50s.
Louis Tesson, Former Minister of National Education, a dreamer and devoid of reality, male 40s to 60s.
Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother, Minister of Youth and Sports, completely off beam, female 50s to 70s.
Samantha Kolaski, Opposition MP, female 20s to 50s.
Sara Bellecour-Tesson, Gabrielle’s daughter, pretty, effervescent, sometimes astonishingly mature, but otherwise a spoilt brat, female 20s to 30s.
Éric Garcia, the Ministry’s Chief of Staff, manly, with the face of an angel, male 20s to 40s.