27June 2014

George Dandin Cast Announced!

MFT, Director Christopher Hosking and Producer Michael Bula are pleased to announce the new cast:

Faustine Werts – Georges Dandin
Anna Vranes – Angélique
Michel Bula – Monsieur de Sotenville
Aurélie Casrouge – Madame de Sotenville
Karim Bouriah-Lopez – Clitandre
Ludivine Siret – Claudine
Robin Brugerolle – Lubin
Eddy K Fatha – Colin

– a great cast with a female lead playing George Dandin, very much in the MOLIERE tradition – not to be missed in our pop up théâtre de chambre at La Maison de Maitre building, also in the manner MOLIERE played with his troupe in the French Provinces – putting on shows in all sorts of venues

9April 2014

Interview on SBS

Listen to the Radio SBS Podcast about the play ‘Cher Trésor’.
Interview with: Judith Turnbull, Michael Bula and Nathanaël Francisco.

16January 2014

Auditioning now for Cher Trésor

We are looking for 7 FLUENT French speaking actors ONLY for MFT’s next production ‘Cher Trésor’:
4 male & 3 female.

Auditions dates
DATE 1 : SATURDAY, 15 February 2014, 2.00 PM
DATE 2 : MONDAY, 17 February 2014, 7.00 PM

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REQUIRED AVAILABILITY: from 18 February 2014 to 10 May 2014 inclusive
PERFORMANCES DATES: 6 to 10 May 2014

7 roles: 4 male & 3 female
MUST be fluent in French

Maurin, banker, friend of Pignon
Christine, decorator
Marie, Pignon’s ex-wife
Toulouse, tax inspector
Olga, Russian beauty
Jonville, wealthy man of mystery

THE PLAY: Cher Trésor
The new play from famous playwright and cineaste Francis Veber [La Cage aux Folles, The Dinner Game,

2May 2013

“Double the Risk in Love” 7 to 11 May 2013

Double the Risk in Love
La Double inconstance

by Marivaux
in French with English surtitles
DIRECTOR – Paul Terrell
PRODUCER – Michael Bula

MFT is presenting this glorious modern take on Marivaux’s own favourite play.

A Marivaux masterpiece – Commedia dell’arte fuses with a fresh modern adaptation of Marivaux’s story of love, intrigue and masks. Silvia and Arlequin are promised to each other when a mysterious officer and street-smart female confidante change the goalposts of love forever …

Performance dates

7 to 11 May 2013

4January 2013

Possible change of venue

In 2014, we may have a change of theatre venue for the September play. The May play will be performed in our venue since 2008, Collingwood College.

2January 2013

Tribute to Professor Colin Duckworth

“MFT pays tribute to one of its Life Members and founding members who died on 6 December 2012. Colin began with MFT in 1978 after I wrote to him in New Zealand prior to taking up the position of Professor of French at the Department of French in the University of Melbourne. Colin adapted a number of our plays to bilingual format, directed for MFT and lastly created the highly successful Les Liaisons Dangereuses into a stage play, commissioned by MFT in 2008, from the original exchange of letters.

As a fitting tribute

10May 2012

French Ambassador official patron

His Excellency Mr Stéphane Romatet, French Ambassador to Australia and official patron of the MFT honoured our Theatre and its Executive Director and Producer Michael Bula by a visit to its offices in Carlton on Thursday 3 May 2012, to see the past posters, archives, library and filmed productions and discuss MFT affairs. Michael presented him with a Certificate of Honorary Membership of the MFT, which he graciously accepted.

The brief ceremony was followed by un déjeuner très français – a very French lunch at Parisgo Restaurant in Carlton.

MFT looks forward to strengthening ties with the Embassy and working with the

29April 2012

Restaurant night: Red Rice

The restaurant night on Sunday 29 April 2012 at Red Rice was a great success and a lot of fun.

Watch this page for details of the next restaurant evening to be held in August 2012


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