Oct 2019


Les Sorcières de Salem

Main auditorium

Performed by Élodie Bouchez, Serge Maggiani, Sarah Karbasnikoff, Philippe Demarle, Sandra Faure, Jauris Casanova, Lucie Gallo, Jackee Toto, Marie-France Alvarez, Stéphane Krähenbühl, Éléonore Lenne, Gérald Maillet, Grace Seri, Charles-Roger Bour

The Crucible is one of Arthur Miller’s best-known plays; a masterly display of how intolerance and collective blindness can lead to chaos. “The border between reason and madness, between justice and fanaticism is sometimes – and in all ages – […]


Ma petite Antarctique

Main auditorium

Performed by Dmitrii Bocharov, Vladimir Dmitriev, Tatiana Frolova, German Iakovenko, Ludmila Smirnova

Tatiana Frolova has become a regular at the Célestins and the Sens Interdits Festival over the past few years. Exploring the world of ice, the Russian director has now created a metaphorical, docu-drama that commences in Russia, before opening out […]


Girls Boys Love Cash

Les Subsistances

Performed by Jonas Bolle, Jürgen Kärcher, Sarah Kempin, Simon Kubat, Andrea Leonetti, Franziska Schmitz, Ema Staicut

Using performance, video, dance and documentary resources, the German company Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv highlights issues surrounding prostitution. This playful, free-thinking approach questions our consumer society. What is the male/female ratio among sex workers? And among their clients? What is the balance of […]


Peer Gynt from Kosovo

TNG – Les Ateliers

Performed by Tristan Halilaj, Semira Latifi, Shpetim Selmani, Bujar Ahmeti

Kosovan author Jeton Neziraj has transposed Henrik Ibsen’s poetic farce Peer Gynt into 21st-century Europe. Today, as in the past, this is a story of broken dreams… Peer dreams of a vast, beautiful and radiant place elsewhere, a land of […]


Oreste à Mossoul

Main auditorium

Performed by Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Susana Abdulmajid, Elsie De Brauw, Risto Kübar, Johan Leysen, Bert Luppes, Marijke Pinoy

Following a journey through the Kurdish territory of Mosul and Sinjar, Swiss director Milo Rau presents a contemporary version of Aeschylus’ Orestia, performed by Iraqi and European actors. How can divided societies, especially in the Middle East, live in peace […]



Main auditorium

Performed by Igor Nevedrov, Dmitrii Zhoidik, Prokhor Tretiakov, Ekaterina Karpushina, Liudmila Pogorelova

In a play exploring the life story of the great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, director Roman Viktyuk intertwines and juxtaposes the paths of freedom of expression and political tyranny. In 1933, on penning a 16-verse poem in which he dared […]


Mary said what she said

Main auditorium

Performed by Isabelle Huppert

Robert Wilson offers Isabelle Huppert the throne of Mary Stuart. The two artists look back on the life and torment of the woman who was both Queen of France and Queen of Scots. Robert Wilson has described actress Isabelle Hubert […]