La Mama and Alliance Française de Melbourne present
le poulet terrible’s production of


A play by Bernard-Marie Koltès

Translated by  Martin Crimp

Directed by Alice Bishop.

Preview October 26
27 Oct > 13 Nov 

Cast: Emina Ashman, Alice Bishop, Michael F. Cahill, David Kambouris,
Belinda Misevski, Matthew Molony, Ben Schumann, Elizabeth Thomson

Spatial Design by Efterpi Soropos

Roberto Zucco has escaped.
The city isn’t safe…

‘Killers never do look like killers. Killers go for quiet little strolls in the crowd just like you and me.’

Roberto Zucco is a psychological thriller that follows the absurd and sinister adventures of an escaped killer through an underworld teeming with gangsters, detectives, prostitutes, pimps and philosophers.

Koltès’ anti-hero Roberto takes us on a mythic journey that examines society’s relationship with violence.

Inspired by the true-life story of Italian serial killer, Koltès’ comic brutal masterpiece was his last play, written in 1989.

About Bernard-Marie Koltès

Bernard-Marie Koltès, one of France’s best-loved contemporary playwrights, was described by The Times as ‘a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing.’ Martin Crimp’s translation of Koltes’ last play crackles with energy and dark humour.

Venue and Ticket Info:

Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne,
51 Grey St, St Kilda.

Dates: Opens Thu 27 Oct till Sun 13 Nov 2016
Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm,
Sundays at 4pm

Duration: 1h20
Tickets: $30 / $20
(Preview tix October 26 all $20)

Special discount for current
AF members $20.
Click the link below and nominate the concession price.

Book here

or 03 9347 6142

Media quotes from past or present work:

The Ruffian on the Stair is ‘A play with some great dark humour and outstanding performances.’ Australian Stage.

‘Under Alice Bishop’s careful direction, (The Ruffian on the Stair) is an entertaining study of Orton’s underbelly of 1960s British suburban society.’ The Age.

‘Nil, Cat & Buried is a clever production and brilliantly directed.’ Peter Green 3MBS

‘Great ideas, staging and direction – The Doctor entertains.’ Arts Hub

‘Je suis allée voir le spectacle hier soir avec un groupe d’amis et on a tous ADORE !!! On a bien rigolé. Bravo! Félicitations!’ 
Audience member – The Doctor in Spite of Himself.


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