Juliet and Clinton are in love. Guileless, sweet, all-encompassing love. However, love is not without its impediments. Standing in the way of their eternal happiness are Juliet’s mother and sister, whose disapproval is of the most high-brow kind.
Griffin is doing a Molière! Why? Because that great Australian playwright, Justin Fleming, has audaciously brought this one screaming into 21st century Australia. It’s sassy, it’s silly. We love it!
And, it’s also a glorious new co-production with Bell Shakespeare, directed by Griffin Artistic Director Lee Lewis, and starring Caroline Brazier, Gareth Davies, Jamie Oxenbould, Kate Mulvany and Miranda Tapsell.
Director Lee Lewis Co-Composers & Sound Designers Max Lambert and Roger Lock Designer Sophie Fletcher Lighting Designer Verity Hampson With Caroline Brazier, Gareth Davies, Jamie Oxenbould, Kate Mulvany, Miranda Tapsell
“This highly entertaining production achieves something that you don’t always find in new stagings of Moliere: a mixture of outrageous comedy and tender humanity, side by side, sometimes clashing, but brought together sweetly in the springlike comic ending.” The Australian, John Mccallum
“Fleming’s script is a gem of gymnastic linguistics, peppered with provocations and pleasures, as befits its classical template, astute and acerbic and unabashedly cheeky.” Australian Stage, Richard Cotter
“Gareth Davies and Miranda Tapsell are maddening and charming respectively, while Caroline Brazier and Kate Mulvany are gloriously awe-inspiring in their dual high-wire acts – between utterly sublime and utterly silly.” Stage Noise, Diana Simmonds
“There’s a deliciously off-the-wall edge to Mulvany’s performance, coupled with impeccable comic timing. You feel like you’re watching a master at work.” Time Out Sydney, Dee Jefferson
“Boasting fine performances, it’s Fleming’s deftness in adapting the prose which is the real reward here.” ArtsHub, Glen Falkenstein