written by Colette
directed by David Cole
10 to 19 August 2006
This artful romantic comedy is set in a Paris just emerging from the ‘Naughty Nineties’ into the start of the twentieth century.
The play centres on Gigi, a gawky tomboyish teenager, who is being trained by two scheming matriarchs to follow the family tradition. Gigi is to become a highly paid courtesan within the upper levels of Parisian Society. With their sights set on ensnaring a wealthy, flamboyant Parisian playboy, the matriarch’s fear their training has failed when things do not go as planned.
Mme Alvarez, Gigi's Grandmother
Andree, Gigi's Mother
Alicia de St Ephlam, Gigi's Aunt
Gaston Lachaille (Tonton)
Victor, Alicia's butler
Sidonie, Mme Alvarez' Maid