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Duration: 2 May − 30 May 2015

Written by Carlo Goldoni
Adapted by Lee Hall
Directed by Ross Jolly
New Zealand Premiere

Goldoni’s much-loved comic classic is a masterpiece starring a wily servant whose cheeky, inventive trickery gets the best of his masters, in a merry mix-up of mayhem and mistaken identity.

Truffaldino, the scheming and perpetually hungry servant, concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by simultaneously serving two masters – the lovelorn Beatrice (disguised as a man) and her lost lover Florindo.

Hilarity abounds In this sharp, new, rapid-fire adaptation by award winning dramatist Lee Hall (The Pitmen Painters, Billy Elliot).

A delicious, madcap Italian comedy of lovers, disguises, tricks, traps, mishaps and meatballs!

“A sparkling, wonder filled new version by Lee Hall… An evening to cherish” – Daily Mail

“A hugely enjoyable night out” – Covent Garden Life

  • Starring Simon Leary as Truffaldino
    With Kathleen Burns
    Jack Buchanan
    Keagan Carr Fransch
    Patrick Davies
    Richard Dey
    Gavin Rutherford
    Acushla-Tara Sutton
    and Stephen Gledhill.

Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court

Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

A founding member of the Council. Ross is a well-known actor in theatre, TV, radio and film. He was a TV programmer, TV director and drama director at Radio NZ for 12 years.

Ross has directed over 60 productions for Circa, The Court, Centrepoint and Downstage, including award-winning shows such as ART, Waiting for Godot, Copenhagen and Shape of Things.

Ross Jolly, Director
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