Adaptation by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt of Private Lives by Noël Coward
[Lunes de Miel]
in French with English surtitles
Director Alec Gilbert
Producer Michael Bula
The season ran from 3 to 7 May 2016.
This is the 99th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 39 years [1977 to 2016] since its foundation in 1977 by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie at the University of Melbourne.
Amanda – Marguerite Milh
Eliot – William Simpson
Sybille – Ophélie Stroumza
Victor – James Simpson
Louise – Sheila Fullee
Reviews & compliments
I was awarded the Colin Duckworth encouragement award last May by the Melbourne French theatre, and wanted to thank Michael Bula for his contributions to Melbourne’s cultural life. Michael has been instrumental in creating a space where the French community could access high quality plays, often daring sometimes classic, but always impeccably chosen. I believe however that his contribution, through the 40 years running Melbourne French Theatre go beyond community and theatre patronage. Many young professionals have benefited through the MFT of a unique training in live performance, being as assistant stage manager, over-titler, make-up artist, costume designer…. Furthermore, by staging plays, written and performed in French to an English speaking audience, Michael has been facilitating cross-cultural and literary dialogue for people of all ages and walks of life. Lastly I believe that Michael should also be credited for having created a space where people can meet, rejoice, learn and share their love for a well written drama or comedy. I am extremely grateful to Michael for having had me, on two occasions, as part of the team, through an intellectual, emotional and human journey that has proved extremely rewarding.
Julie David 3/6/2016
Congratulations on another successful production – we really enjoyed Lunes de Miel last night.
Marguerite Milh was magnificient as Amanda.
Although we have not been able to attend many of your recent plays, we look forward to the 100th production!
Encore une fois bravo pour une très belle production la semaine dernière .. et pour l’obtention d’une subvention de la Commission des Affaires Multiculturelles !
Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne 9/5/2016