The School For Wives 2012

“We have come to expect nothing less than the
best from Bell Shakespeare, and this venture
away from the bard to his near-contemporary,
the French playwright Moliere, does not
disappoint… Fleming%27s imaginative
translation and the brilliant direction of
Lee Lewis have combined to create a
masterpiece… this is one of the funniest
plays I’ve ever seen.”
-Carol Flavell Neist, Artshub
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Artshub 13 July 2012

Falling in love is never easy. Take our hero for instance. Now  here’s a guy who wants desperately to get married but is afraid that a smart woman will cheat on him. 

His ingenious solution? Enlist the help of a local convent to raise a girl so stupidly innocent that she won’t know the first thing about cheating – let alone the last. In his mind she will be ever-faithful. The perfect wife. Or is she?

Following on from her success with Twelfth Night, director Lee Lewis directs this fresh new translation from Justin Fleming of Molière’s comedic train-wreck of a love story that tangles innocence with arrogance – and  the other way around.

The School for Wives runs for 2 hours and forty minutes including interval.

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BY
Molière
TRANSLATED BY Justin Fleming
DIRECTED BY Lee Lewis
DESIGNER Marg Horwell
LIGHTING DESIGNER Niklas Pajanti
COMPOSER / SOUND DESIGNER Kelly Ryall
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Penny Baron
VOICE COACH Anna McCrossin-Owen
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR John Kachoyan
WITH
John Adam
Alexandra Aldrich
Harriet Dyer
Jonathan Elsom
Andrew Johnston
Mark Jones
Damien Richardson
Meyne Wyatt

Please note: The role of Arnolde will be played by Damien Richardson for all Wednesday and Saturday 2pm matinees from 3 November until the end of the season.

Carol Flavell Neist, Artshub
www.artshub.com.au

Victoria Laurie, The Australian
www.theaustralian.com.au