Spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own. Crimp’s adaptation resets the play across the channel and forward three centuries.

Venue Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 29 December 1998
Last Date 13 February 1999
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Primary Genre Theatre – Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Subjects Actors
  • The University of Melbourne, Sponsor
  • Arts Victoria, Grant Body
  • Australia Council for the Arts, Grant Body
  • Melbourne Theatre Company, Presenting Company
  • Melbourne Theatre Company, Production Company
Name Function
Humphrey Bower Actor
Richard Grieve Actor
Kim Gyngell Actor
Sophie Heathcote Actor
Martin Jacobs Actor
Pamela Rabe Actor
John Stanton Actor
Catherine Wilkin Actor
Simon Wood Actor
Martin Crimp Adaptor
Liz Mundell Assistant Stage Manager
Ian McDonald Composer
Anna McCrossin-Owen Dialect Coach
Simon Phillips Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Jean-Baptiste Moliere Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Shaun Gurton Set Designer
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Jane Millett Stage Manager
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia