Rabbit Hole

By
David Lindsay-Abaire
Direction
Claudia Stavisky
Performed by
Julie Gayet, Patrick Catalifo, Lolita Chammah, Nanou Garcia, Renan Prévot

This 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire paints a nuanced portrait of Becky and Howard, who each try in their own way to recover from the accidental death of their son. But when this family of ‘three’ reverts to […]

In the skin of the monster

By
« Lilli / HEINER intra-muros » de Lucie Depauw et « Intégral dans ma peau » de Stéphanie Marchais
Direction
Cécile Auxire-Marmouget et Christian Taponard
Performed by
Cécile Auxire-Marmouget, Coralie Leblan, Christian Taponard, Valentin Dilas, Marin Moreau, Raphaële Thiercelin, Lisa Torres

To bring Lilli/HEINER intra-muros by Lucie Depauw and Intégral dans ma peau by Stéphanie Marchais to the stage is to present the cast with demanding and subtle roles because of their acuity, poetry and musicality. Situated between humour and tragedy, […]

Tarkovski, the body of the poet

By
Julien Gaillard, Antoine de Baecque et Andreï Tarkovski
Direction
Simon Delétang
Performed by
Hélène Alexandridis, Thierry Gibault, Stanislas Nordey, Pauline Panassenko, Jean-Yves Ruf

One only has to pronounce his name to detect defiance in the demeanor of one’s interlocutor or, inversely, see their eyes light up in anticipation. His films are the cinematic equivalent of de Vinci’s paintings or Bach’s sonatas, both of […]

How are you ?

By
Jean-Claude Grumberg
Direction
Daniel Benoin
Performed by
Pierre Cassignard, François Marthouret, Éric Prat

Jean-Claude Grumberg is a linguistic genius who has mastered the art of using words and formulas effectively, and he possesses a sharp sense of what does or does not make sense. How are you is presented as a kind of […]

I haven’t begun to live yet

Direction
Tatiana Frolova / Théâtre KnAM
Performed by
Dmitrii Bocharov, Vladimir Dmitriev, Tatiana Frolova, Germain Iakovenko, Ludmila Smirnova

1991 saw the collapse of the Soviet Union, but just before disappearing it gave birth to its last generation amidst the ruins of an immense dream. These children of the Nineties became a generation ‘in limbo’ which had learned how […]

Body Revolution & Waiting

By
Mokhallad Rasem
Performed by
Body Revolution : (Mostafa Benkerroum, Ehsan Hemat, Lore Uyttendaele) / Waiting : (Ehsan Hemat, Lore Uyttendaele, Jessa Wildemeersch)

Two performances which analyse the force of images in warfare and capture the mood of a people who have been ravaged by violence but still need poetry. Mokhallad Rasem begins with the human body. How does it react to images […]

The mission (Souvenir d’une révolution)

By
Heiner Müller
Direction
Matthias Langhoff
Performed by
Javier Amblo, Susy Arduz Rojas, Fernando Azoge, Selma Baldiviezo Cassis, Alana Delgadillo, Jessie Gutierrez, Óscar Leaño, Antonio Peredo Gonzales, Marcela Mendez, Marcelo Sosa, Gabriela Tapia (membres d’Amassunu, troupe permanente de l’École nationale de théâtre Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivie)

Matthias Langhoff is one of the living legends of world theatre whose work plunges into the heart of the issues he addresses. The Mission recounts the story of three emissaries who, during the later years of the French Revolution, travel […]

Eva Perón & the homosexual

By
Copi
Direction
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo
Performed by
Carlos Defeo, Rodolfo De Souza, Hernàn Franco, Gustavo Liza, Juan Gil Navarro, Rosario Varela, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo

Thirty years after his death, the Cervantes-Teatro Nacional Argentino has inducted Copi into the pantheon of 20th century Argentinian dramaturgy with the presentation of two of his plays by Marcial Di Fonzo. Copi wrote Eva Perón in 1970 whilst in […]

The life I gave you

By
Luigi Pirandello
Direction
Jean Liermier
Performed by
Hélène Alexandridis, Viviana Aliberti, Michel Cassagne, Marie Fontannaz, Sara Louis, Clotilde Mollet, Elena Noverraz, Yann Pugin, Raphaël Vachoux

He reappears in the manner of a prodigal son after a long absence, his long-awaiting mother welcomes him back, yet despite his absence he had never really left. Refusing to accept the reality of the death of her son soon […]

Love and forests

By
Éric Reinhardt
Direction
Laurent Bazin
Performed by
Julia Faure, Fabien Joubert, Chloé Sourbet, Céline Toutain et les voix et l'image d'Isabelle Adjani

With its lyricism and the aesthetics of beauty Eric Reinhardt’s Love and Forests is a sensitive voyage to the heart of a damaged human spirit. A woman in the throes of conjugal hell confides her feelings to a writer she […]

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea

By
Jules Verne
Direction
Christian Hecq et Valérie Lesort
Performed by
la troupe de la Comédie-Française : Laurent Natrella, Christian Gonon, Christian Hecq, Nicolas Lormeau, Noam Morgensztern et Thomas Guerry et la voix de Cécile Brune

Prepare yourself to board the Nautilus, the legendary vessel commanded by the no less legendary Captain Nemo! Christian Hecq, from the Comédie-Française, has entered the world of marionettes, most notably with the assistance of Phillippe Genty and Mary Underwood as […]

Arturo Brachetti

By
Arturo Brachetti
Performed by
Arturo Brachetti

Easily recognizable because of his distinctive crest of hair, the world’s greatest transformist actor is back with a new one-man show.  Thanks to his technical virtuosity and music hall background this master of Italian metamorphosis breathes some of the magic […]

Ramona

By
Rezo Gabriadze
Performed by
les marionnettistes Tamar Amirajibi, Anna Nijaradze, Nino Sajaia, Giorgi Giorgobiani, Irakli Sharashidze, Niko Gelovani

This tragic tale and improbable plot tells the story of an impossible love affair in a railway station in the URSS involving a small and tender-hearted locomotive called Ramona and a robustly solid locomotive called Ermon, who are often destined […]

Marshall de phantie’s diamond

By
Rezo Gabriadze
Performed by
les marionnettistes Tamar Amirajibi, Anna Nijaradze, Nino Sajaia, Giorgi Giorgobiani, Irakli Sharashidze, Niko Gelovani, Badri Gvazava

Straight out of the mythic lair of the master of marionettes from Tbilisi in Georgia, this little jewel of theatre is a dramatic comedy about a little-known story – that of the ancient and extraordinary fraternal history of France and […]

Flight a play in eight dreams

By
Mikhaïl Boulgakov
Direction
Macha Makeïeff
Performed by
Pascal Rénéric, Vanessa Fonte, Vincent Winterhalter, Thomas Morris, Geoffroy Rondeau, Alain Fromager, Pierre Hancisse, Sylvain Levitte, Samuel Glaumé, Karyll Elgrichi, Emilie Pictet… et une petite fille (en alternance Sarina Dian Siriczman, Tess Genre, Salomé Narboni)

Boulgakov, a master of comedy and the art of the fantastic, presents Flight: a play in eight dreams, a mystical, deep, drole and hallucinatory stage play. This is a frenetic piece of vaudeville about defeat and exile during the madness […]

Cooking with Elvis

By
Lee Hall
Direction
Pierre Maillet
Performed by
Cécile Bournay, Matthieu Cruciani, Pierre Maillet, Anne-Élodie Sorlin

Pierre Maillet describes this play by Lee Hall as a dramatic comedy with musical intervals and tragic-comic cabaret. The story is seen through the eyes of a teenage lover of cupcakes, and it tells the tale of a family on […]

Margot

By
Christopher Marlowe
Direction
Laurent Brethome
Performed by
Fabien Albanese, Florian Bardet, Heidi Becker-Babel, Maxence Bod, Vincent Bouyé, Dominique Delavigne, Leslie Granger, Antoine Herniotte, François Jaulin, Thierry Jolivet, Julien Kosellek, Clémence Labatut, Denis Lejeune, Nicolas Mollard, Savannah Rol et Philippe Sire

What are the origins of barbarity and how does it manifest itself? Those are the questions that Laurent Brethome looks into with his version of The Massacre at Paris by Christopher Marlowe. This play recounts the engaged and critical regard […]

Novecento

By
Alessandro Baricco
Direction
André Dussollier
Performed by
André Dussollier et les musiciens Michel Bocchi, Olivier Andrès, Elio Di Tanna, Sylvain Gontard

With André Dussollier and the musicians Michel Bocchi, Olivier Andrès, Elio Di Tanna, Sylvain Gontard An abandoned baby in the banquet room of a cruise liner in 1920 is found and temporarily adopted by one of the ship’s engineers. The […]

A eulogy for the night

By
Ingrid Astier
Direction
Gérald Garutti
Performed by
Pierre Richard

The night has its own mood, that of confidences. A eulogy for the Night by Ingrid Astier is the story of a dream, a narrow escape and an ode for the beauty of our nocturnal lives. Gérard Garutti seizes this […]

The rivers and the forests

By
Marguerite Duras
Direction
Michel Didym
Performed by
Brigitte Catillon (en alternance avec Anne Benoît), Catherine Matisse, Charlie Nelson et le chien Zigou

Marguerite is having fun. Willingly facetious, she likes to turn up where she is not expected, and humour is arguably the most original and unrecognised aspect of Durassian dramaturgy. A rather vulgar man is bitten by a dog that can […]

The search

By
Alexandra Badea
Direction
Anne Théron
Performed by
les actrices Liza Blanchard, Judith Henry, Nathalie Richard, Maryvonne Schiltz et les acteurs des films Yannick Choirat, Alex Descas, Wajdi Mouawad, Laurent Poitrenaux

Alexandra Badea presents a hard-hitting work that explores a favourite theme of crime thrillers. This is the story of a woman who is trying to find another woman without knowing why, or even if she is still alive. Clara is […]

Actress

Direction
Pascal Rambert
Performed by
Marina Hands, Audrey Bonnet et Elmer Bäck, Luc Bataïni, Emmanuel Cuchet, Jean Guizerix, Yuming Hey, Lyna Khoudri, Ruth Nüesch, Jakob Öhrman, Rasmus Slätis, Laetitia Somé, Hélène Thil et deux enfants Anas Abidar en alternance avec Nathan Aznar

Nobody can doubt the extent of Pascal Rambert’s passion for actresses, and since the success of Clôture de l’amour he has revealed his talent for contrasting physical movement and words on stage. He displays his talent here in the context […]

George Dandin or the chastened husband

By
Molière
Direction
Jean-Pierre Vincent
Performed by
Olivia Chatain*, Gabriel Durif, Aurélie Édeline*, Vincent Garanger*, Iannis Haillet, Élizabeth Mazev, Anthony Poupard*, Alain Rimoux *Troupe permanente du Préau

A rich farmer who emerges from the shadows of the simple lifestyle that has obscured his personality for too long, George Dandin wants to “change his name, become somebody else, become someone, with the result being that he becomes even […]

Loveless

By
Claude Jaget
Direction
Anne Buffet, Yann Dacosta
Performed by
Anne Buffet, Jade Collinet, Rébecca Chaillon, Julien Cussonneau, Marie Petiot, Susanne Schmidt

With Anne Buffet, Jade Collinet, Rébecca Chaillon, Julien Cussonneau, Marie Petiot, Susanne Schmidt This story was constructed around the testimonies of prostitutes during their occupation in 1975 of the church of Saint-Nizier, Lyon. Their occupation represented the first attempt by […]

Sadnesses

By
Anne-Cécile Vandalem / Das Fräulein (Kompanie)
Performed by
Vincent Cahay, Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Épona Guillaume, Séléné Guillaume en alternance avec Asia Amans, Pierre Kissling, Vincent Lécuyer, Catherine Mestoussis en alternance avec Zoé Kovacs, Jean-Benoit Ugeux, Anne-Cécile Vandalem en alternance avec Florence Janas, Françoise Vanhecke et Alexandre Von Sivers

Sadnesses recounts the rise of the extreme right movement in Denmark and the moment which saw its leader mourning the death of his mother, who had hanged herself with the national flag. Anne-Cécile Vandalem presents her striking film images and […]

The quat’sous dialect

By
Annie Ernaux
Direction
Laurence Cordier
Performed by
Delphine Cogniard, Aline Le Berre, Laurence Roy

Torn between the values of her modest origins and those of the intellectual milieu to which she wishes to belong, Denise, a brilliant student who finds herself confronted with the brutal realities of clandestine abortion, leads us into the sensual […]

Bluebird

By
Simon Stephens
Direction
Claire Devers
Performed by
Philippe Torreton, Baptiste Dezerces, Serge Larivière, Marion Malenfant, Julie-Anne Roth

There are certain actors whose exceptional talent demands that they be given exceptional roles which reflect their abilities, and that is why Claire Devers cast Grégory Gadebois in the role of Jimmy, a taxi driver. In the time it takes […]

The faraway country

By
Jean-Luc Lagarce
Direction
Clément Hervieu-Léger
Performed by
Aymeline Alix, Louis Berthélémy, Audrey Bonnet, Clémence Boué, Loïc Corbery de la Comédie-Française, Vincent Dissez, François Nambot, Guillaume Ravoire, Daniel San Pedro, Nada Strancar, Stanley Weber

This is the story of last remaining fragments of the life of Louis which takes place in the presence of those who are now reaching the very end of their own lives and approaching the temporal meeting point between life […]

Professor Bernhardi

By
Arthur Schnitzler
Direction
Thomas Ostermeier
Performed by
Damir Avdic, Veronika Bachfischer, Thomas Bading, Robert Beyer, Johannes Flaschberger, Christoph Gawenda, Moritz Gottwald, Jorg Hartmann, Laurenz Laufenberg, Eva Meckbach, David Ruland, Sebastian Schwarz, Konrad Singer, Lukas Turtur

Professor Bernhardi, a doctor and the director of a renowned clinic, stops a priest from giving the last rites to a dying young woman who, in her delirious state, believes she has been cured of her illness, and because he […]

Trintignant Mille Piazzolla

By
Jules Laforgue, Allain Leprest, Jacques Prévert, Boris Vian, Gaston Miron, Robert Desnos...
Direction
Alexandre Vernerey
Performed by
Jean-Louis Trintignant et les musiciens Daniel Mille, Grégoire Korniluk, Paul Colomb, Frédéric Deville (en alternance avec Jérôme Huille), Diego Imbert

Characterised by an instantly recognisable voice, the tango consisting of Jean-Louis Trintignant and Daniel Mille has enchanted audiences for over ten years. Here, the actor inserts his libertarian poetry into powerful yet delicate orchestral arrangements by the accordionist in Astor […]

Botala Mindele

By
Rémi De Vos
Direction
Frédéric Dussenne
Performed by
Priscilla Adade, Valérie Bauchau, Stéphane Bissot, Ansou Diedhiou, Philippe Jeusette, Benoit Van Dorslaer et Jérémie Zagba

Ruben and Mathilda have invited Daniel and his wife to dinner. Daniel has a business project involving the Congolese authorities, and he needs Ruben’s help in contacting the relevant minister. But that same evening the minister informs Ruben that the […]

Soirée d'ouverture

Performed by
Olivier Debelhoir, Ludor Citrik, Jean-Paul Lefeuvre, Proserpine, Samuel Achache, Mathurin Bolze, Vincent Segal et Lionel Suarez

Ouïe

By
Ludor Citrik et Le Pollu
Performed by
Cédric Paga, Camille Perrin

Santa Madera

By
Juan Ignacio Tula et Stefan Kinsman - Cie MPTA
Performed by
Juan Ignacio Tula, Stefan Kinsman et une roue Cyr

The Celebration

By
Thomas Vinterberg / Mogens Rukov
Direction
Cyril Teste, Collectif MxM
Performed by
Estelle André, Vincent Berger, Hervé Blanc, Sandy Boizard ou Marion Pellissier, Sophie Cattani, Bénédicte Guilbert, Mathias Labelle, Danièle Léon, Xavier Maly, Lou Martin-Fernet, Ludovic Molière, Catherine Morlot, Anthony Paliotti, Pierre Timaitre, Gérald Weingand et la participation de Laureline Le Bris-Cep

The Celebration incarnates the style of the cult films of the Danish New Wave. In this piece the whole family is invited to the father’s 60th birthday party, and during the meal Christian begins to unearth hitherto hidden secrets. When […]