September 7, 2017

Categories: Past Shows

Every Trick in The Book

[Le Systeme Ribadier]

Directed by Alec Gilbert

Produced by Michael Bula

In French with English surtitles

The production

The season ran from 7 to 16 September 2017.

This is the 102nd production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 40 years [1977 to 2017] since its foundation in 1977 by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie at the University of Melbourne.

The cast

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

Reviews & compliments

I wanted to congratulate you and the rest of the cast for a wonderful performance.

I had a great time watching the play. My husband who doesn’t speak French always love to come too and enjoyed along the years the truly amazing work you have done with the subtitles to make sure everyone can have a great time. Cosmétiques de France will be delighted to support Le theatre Francais de Melbourne again for the 2018 plays. Please feel free to touch base again closer to the plays.

Emilie Robertson (nee Mouline) Brand Manager, Bioderma, Uriage and Nuxe – Cosmétiques de France 02/10/2017

Bonjour Michel,

Je tenais à vous remercier pour la pièce vendredi dernier. Les élèves ont énormément apprécié.

Mes salutations distinguées,

Cedric Chamontin, Glen Eira College 22/09/2017

I am delighted that I was able to attend the last night of your play. What a totally charming, hilarious and beautifully executed production. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and appreciated the skills of all actors as this style of acting is a lot more complicated than it may appear. Your theatre and everyone involved in the productions have created a unique gem in Melbourne’s cultural life. Long may you continue.

Anne Stapleton 18/09/2017

I just wanted to say that we really enjoyed ‘Every Trick in the Book’ on Saturday afternoon. I don’t speak French, but this didn’t stop me from appreciating the lively performances in the play (especially those coming from Michael!). The refreshments on arrival were a nice addition. I have shared the play with the various Facebook pages I manage for MWT (not to be confused with MFT!), and wish you good houses for it. Thank you again.

Clare Mendes, Melbourne Writers’ Theatre 11/09/2017

Show poster

Cher Michel,

I just wanted to let you know how much my friend and I enjoyed last night’s performance. You were fantastic, hence, I wonder why you didn’t become a barrister as I’m sure your acting skills would come in very handy when defending a client in court! Well done all of you. Cheers for now.

Erika Kimpton, former Swiss Honorary Consul 10/09/2017

Hi Michael,

Congratulations for a lovely and funny performance tonight. Lots of energy in the room! My mother had a great time and was impressed with the quality of the acting.

Thank you for your kind words as well and the special seat on the sofa.

We left quickly so I did not get to say this in person, but I posted on my Facebook page. 😉 Well done and best wishes for the following nights.

Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie Honorary Consul General of France 07/09/2017

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Radio SBS Podcast

Listen to the Radio SBS Podcast about the play ‘Every Trick in The Book’.

Interview with: Michel Bula, Julien Cayeux and Richard Ryan.

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