BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
SPECIAL SCHOOLS MATINEES 2 ONLY Fri + Sat 19 + 20 August
PREVIOUS MATINEES SOLD OUT WEEKS BEFORE
PERFORMANCE SEASON =
1 week – Tues 16 August 2022 to Sat 20 August 2022 inclusive
Duration : approximately 90 minutes no interval
ONLY 7 SHOWS!
Evenings : Tues 16 August 2022 [sneak preview/dress rehearsal – new!!] to Sat 20 August 2022 inclusive all at 8 pm
Matinees : Fri 19 August and Sat 20 August 2022 at 2.30 pm
PLEASE COMMUNICATE TO YOUR FRENCH OR LOTE AND DRAMA DEPARTMENT AS IT HAS ENGLISH SURTITLES! WHAT A WONDERFUL UNIQUE LIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR STUDENTS ! DON’T LET THEM MISS OUT !
Premiere: January 1664, in the Queen Mother’s apartment at the Louvre.
A court entertainment. Music composed by Lully, with ballet interludes that starred Louis XIV and other noblemen. Comedy-ballet genre.
Based on a commedia dell’arte plot and Rabelais’ dialogue between Panurge and Pantagruel. Panurge wants to marry but is afraid of being cuckolded, as he has done to others.
Lord Sganarelle, 53 years old, is engaged to Dorimene, a young woman. Sganarelle is excited about the marriage until he meet Dorimene. She talks too much and only cares about his money. Sganarelle seeks out philosophers but both are useless. So then he runs into Gypsies. They suggest Dorimene may cheat on him. Sganarelle also meets Lycaste, but doesn’t realize he’s Dorimene’s lover. Sganarelle goes to his future father-in-law Alcantor to cancel the wedding and Alcantor gets Dorimene’s brother Alcidas. When Alcidas threatens to fight him to the death, Sganarelle immediately agrees to marry Dorimene.
TERMS + CONDITIONS
STUDENT TICKETS still only $ 22
GROUP CONCESSIONS: see Pricing Policy
TEACHERS : arrive 30 minutes before show start
1 Teacher free per each FULL group of 10 students [i.e. 27 students = 2 free teachers]
Otherwise teachers pay a concession price of $36 in lieu of $41
Group Concessions for groups of 40 or more [$20 per student in lieu of $22]
Booking fee per school and per show booking is $20
- FREE RESUMES FOR SCHOOLS
- Suitable Years 9 to 12 and Years 7 and 8 [IF immersion]
- Duration : approximately 90 minutes without interval
- Invoices upon request in the Message Section of the form below.
School age-appropriate language specially adapted for school audiences.
The Kensington Town Hall
Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair Street, Kensington VIC 3031