La Candidate

December 23, 2021

Categories: Announcement - Past Shows



by/de Jean Franco and/et Guillaume Mélanie in French with English subtitles translated by Michael Bula Director/Metteur en scène Donald McManus Producer/Producteur Michael Bula. The season ran from 7 – 11 December 2021. This is the sequel to Panique au Ministère presented in 2019. Its English version and that of the sequel were translated by Michael Bula.

The production

The show is the 106th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in its 44th year [1977 to 2021] founded by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie at the University of Melbourne – a record for any French-speaking theatre in the Southern Hemisphere. The show was presented from 7 to 11 December 2021 at The Meeting [Meating] Room, Meat Market, North Melbourne. The play is dedicated to the late Mary Duckworth, widow of the late Prof Colin Duckworth. Special thanks to Ioanna Gagani and Maya O’Farrell and Alexis Renou who respectively rehearsed the roles of Cécile and Sara and Eric, as well as Mark Cleary, indisposed as Box Office Manager.

The cast

Cécile BouquignyDominique Croset
Gabrielle’s mother
Minister of Youth and Sports
Gabrielle Bellecour-GarciaChristina Arampatzi
Understudy and performerSophie Armstrong
Chief of Staff – Youth and Sports Ministry
Louis TessonRichard Ryan
Former Minister of National Education
Samantha KolaskiOlivia Bula
Campaign Manager to Paoli, incumbent candidate for the Presidency
Sara Bellecour-TessonMaria Paula Hernández
Gabrielle’s daughter
Éric GarciaDamien Kenny replaced Alexis Renou
Ministry Media and Campaign Manager

Show poster

Photo gallery

Photos by Lindsay Marriott and Una MacManus

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