Event Moliere
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Venue Key Studios, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Spoleto Melbourne Festival 1988
First Date 1 September 1988
Last Date 18 September 1988
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Explores the struggles of a great playwright to fulfil his artistic needs while satisfying those with the power to ban. Obvious parallels are drawn between Moliere's and Bulgakov's careers. This play itself was initially banned after seven performances and not revived until 1967.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Biographical
Subjects Censorship
Name Function Notes
Michael Bishop Actor One Eye
Nick Carrafa Actor Moirron
Wilkie Collins Actor Charlatan / Brother Faith
Giordano Gangl Actor Moliere
Verity Higgins Actor Mariette
Jacek Koman Actor Prompter / Just Shoemaker
Catherine McClements Actor Armande
Jillian Murray Actor Madeleine / Renee
Andrew Oliver Actor Musketeer
Roderick Poole Actor Marquis de Lessac / Musketeer
Gary Samolin Actor Louis XIV
Dalibor Satalic Actor Bouton
Ian Scott Actor Charron
Tim Sullivan Actor La Grange
Bill Ten Eyck Actor Du Croisy / Father Bartholomew
Suzanne Chaundy Assistant Director
Sandra Ayache Assistant Stage Manager
Sam Mallet Composer
Rose Chong Costume Co-ordinator
Mary Moore Designer
Jean-Pierre Mignon Director
Lloyd James Make-up Artist
Mikhail Bulgakov Playwright
Liz Pain Production Manager
Christine Hutchins Stage Manager
Text Nationality Russia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record September 1988
Data Reviewed By Jenny Fewster (JennyFewster) on 10 August 2020
Event Identifier 1472