Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
Set sail for French Morocco where the champagne flows, the clothes are fabulous and the music is never dull.
All of your favourite operetta waltzes, polkas and songs by Strauss, Offenbach, Lehár and Kálmán come together in this raucous musical comedy created by Robert Andrew Greene after some of the biggest names in operetta.
Some of Australia’s hottest young talents join musical theatre stalwarts John Bolton Wood and Geraldine Turner in this frivolous farce.
The fizzy, fast-moving plot gives the cast a chance to flaunt an array of gorgeous, colourful costumes by Priscilla’s Tim Chappel.
The governor is in a pickle.
Those bankers are so fickle!
He's stretched the state purse a little too far and his creditors will soon come a-knocking.
But twin daughters he's got, so he hatches a plot, which might save him from a royal bollocking!
A double wedding could save the day, but when pesky pirates get in the way, it's up to Giroflé to make things ok.
Dine before the opera at Arts Centre Melbourne
Let us make it easy for you with pre-performance dining at Café Vic at Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a themed set menu, including matched wine. View the menu.
Simply add the dining option to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, sign in to your account to add dinner to your existing booking or call 03 9685 3700.
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|Composer||Robert Andrew Greene|
|Additional Material by||Dean Bryant|
|Music Director||Robert Andrew Greene|
|Revival Director||Sally Dashwood|
|Set Designer||Owen Phillips|
|Costume Designer||Tim Chappel|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
|Lighting Realisation||Catherine Alexander|
|Giroflé / Girofla||Zoe Drummond|
|Pedro / Celebrant / François / Australian Colonel||Michael Petruccelli|
|General Modigliani||Andrew Jones|
|Philippe||John Bolton Wood|
Running time: approximately 1 hour & 25 minutes, with no interval.
Allow us to make your dinner reservation before evening performances: 6pm at Café Vic at Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a themed three-course set menu for just $85, including matched wine.
Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.
Smoked salmon tartare, anchovy oil, cumin and lime dressing, elderflower sour cream.
+ Champagne cocktail
Roast lamb rack, butter braised carrots, parsley potato, and Pedro Ximenez wine
+ a glass of Shiraz
Millefeuille, smoked yoghurt mousse, strawberries, pink Moscato sorbet.
+ tea or filtered coffee
Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated, please send us an email after booking.