Don Juan (2013)

By Molière
Tasmanianised by Robert Jarman

29 May – 8 June 2013
Theatre Royal Backspace

World Premiere production

Sex is his lifeblood, and his lips drip kisses. Pursuit, seduction and betrayal are his standard operating procedure. Now this archetypal story gets given a modern and very local spin by Robert Jarman. As a director/designer Robert has staged many of Tasmania’s most memorable and beautiful productions of the last two decades. His take on Don Juan is thoughtful, sexy, funny, gorgeous and philosophical. It’s about sex and deception and hypocrisy and, of course, it’s a comedy.


Ivano Del Pio
John Xintavelonis
Karissa Lane
Scott Farrow
Anna Kidd                                                   


Director/Designer Robert Jarman
Stage Manager/Lighting Designer Matthew Andrewartha
Marketing/Schools Liaison John Xintavelonis
Graphic Design Karen Kluss 


“The comedy written by Moliere gets a modern and local flavour by director Robert Jarman, when it is made contemporary and “Tasmanianised”. The result is an extremely funny, naughty romp, about a man who can’t get no satisfaction. … A fast-paced, breathless production” – Stage Whispers

“There is admirable ambition in this radical retelling of a four hundred year old French comedy by local actor’s company Blue Cow.  … The company has delivered a theatrical take on after hours Hobart that is contemporary, very funny and not a little disturbing. The taverns, backstreets and strip joints of this newly minted Hobart tale won’t make a tourism Tasmania add any time soon – and that’s partly the point here. This is bawdy, cosmopolitan, urban theatre that delights in keeping its audience guessing.” – The Mercury.