Riverside Theatres presents
two weddings, one bride
By Robert Andrew Greene
A new version by Robert Andrew Greene of Charles Lecocq’s Girofle-Girofla with additional music by Johann Strauss, Jacques Offenbach, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman and Robert Stolz.
Original libretto by Eugene Leterrier and Albert Vanloo.
New lyrics and dialogue by Robert Andrew Greene. Additional material by Dean Bryant.
Sung in English
“Silliness never sounded better.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Frivolous, flirty and enormous fun.” – Daily Telegraph
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 govenor 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.”
Music Director Robert Andrew Greene
Director Dean Bryant
Set Designer Owen Phillips
Costume Designer Tim Chappel
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth
Assistant Director Sally Hare
Characters in order of appearance
Pedro, Governor Philippe’s Spanish cook Michael Petruccelli
Le Gouverneur Philippe, Governor of the French colony in Morocco John Bolton Wood
Aurore, his wife Geraldine Turner
Girofle/G i rofla,their identical twin daughters Zoe Drummond
Marasquin, son of Governor Philippe’s bankers, engaged to Giro fie Nicholas Jones
Generale Modigliani, Second-in-command of the Italian forces stationed in Tobruk, engaged to Girofla Andrew Jones
A WeddingCelebrant/Franc;ois/Australian Colonel Michael Petruccelli
Pirate Captain Andrew Jones
Violin Yuhki Mayne
Piano Robert Andrew Greene Language Coach Nicole Dori go Product(on Manager James Wheeler Stage Manager Ben Lynch
Lighting Supervisor Catherine Alexander
Andrew Jones is supported by Maureen Wheeler AO