Bells and Spells

Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
Performed by
Aurélia Thierrée

There is plenty of humour and a spark of absurdity in Victoria Thierrée Chaplin’s world. For the new show, Aurélia Thierrée gets inside the skin of a kleptomaniac.

In 2016, James Thierrée enthralled us with La Grenouille avait raison – The Frog was right. Now, it is his sister Aurélia who is opening the door to her imagination, with its shades of poetic unease. Plunged into the world of a kleptomaniac, this multifaceted artist finds herself manipulated by the objects she steals, under their influence.

These objects belong to a world which has a mind of its own. A coat rack gets up and walks. Chairs and a table slide, and slip away, while a wall opens and a pair of dancers emerge. A dress suddenly takes on a life of its own… Here is where the bizarre rubs shoulders with the supernatural; all kinds of mirages to make you smile and dream. In Bells and Spells, there is no place for logic, reason, or sobriety. Aurélia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez take us through hallucinatory lands; libertarian countries where surreal humour is combined with a sense of the otherworldly.

Christmas show
Running time
1 : 10
Main auditorium
Next dates

    de 9 à 38 €

    + Price details


    From age 8

    SHOW Advised to the public deaf person and the hearing-impaired man

    Spectacle Focus

    On site ou by phone: friday, august 31th
    Online: thuesday, august 28th

    Direction – Victoria Thierrée Chaplin / Choreographer – Armando Santin / Lighting designer – Nasser Abdel Hammadi

    Production: Bells and Spells
    Coproduction: Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon, Théâtre de Carouge – Genève (Suisse)

    Quel bonheur d’oublier la réalité le temps d’un soir, de la froisser comme un mouchoir au fond d’une poche, de l’escamoter derrière l’étoffe des rêves. C’est bien ce que font Victoria Chaplin et sa fille, Aurélia Thierrée, dans cette nouvelle création, Bells and Spells, qui va faire les beaux soirs du Théâtre des Célestins, à Lyon, jusqu’au 31 décembre. Le Monde


    Un spectacle vraiment irrésistible.


    Nous avons assisté à un spectacle magique.