Othello

By
William Shakespeare
Direction
Aurore Fattier
Performed by
Marie Diaby, Pauline Discry, Cyril Gueï, Fabien Magry, Vincent Minne, Annah Schaeffer, Koen De Sutter, Jérôme Varanfrain, Serge Wolf

Interweaving inspirations and eras, young director Aurore Fattier immerses William Shakespeare’s tragedy in modern times, creating an erotic fugue in the midst of destiny, desire and beauty. The stage opens onto a Venice Carnival, and an oriental Garden of Eden […]

Les Sorcières de Salem

By
Arthur Miller
Direction
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
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

By
Tatiana Frolova / Théâtre KnAM
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

By
Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv & Junges Ensemble Stuttgart
Performed by
Jonas Bolle, Jürgen Kärcher, Sarah Kempin, Simon Kubat, Andrea Leonetti, Franziska Schmitz, Emanuela 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

By
Jeton Neziraj
Direction
Agon Myftari
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

By
Eschyle
Direction
Milo Rau
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 […]

Mandelstam

By
Don Nigro
Direction
Roman Viktyuk
Performed by
Igor Nevedrov, Ekaterina Karpushina, Ludmila Pogorelova, Prokhor Tretyakov, Dmitri Zhoydik

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

By
Darryl Pinckney
Direction
Robert Wilson
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 […]

An Enemy of the People

By
Henrik Ibsen
Direction
Jean-François Sivadier
Performed by
Sharif Andoura, Cyril Bothorel, Nicolas Bouchaud, Cyprien Colombo, Vincent Guédon, Éric Guérin, Jeanne Lepers, Nadia Vonderheydon et Valérie de Champchesnel, Julien Le Moal, Christian Tirole

Public health versus economic prosperity, truth versus manipulation, freedom of thought versus tyranny of the masses; Jean-François Sivadier directs An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. The Stockmann brothers are like two sides of the same coin, as different […]

Life of Galileo

By
Bertolt Brecht
Direction
Claudia Stavisky
Performed by
Philipe Torreton, Gabin Bastard, Frédéric Borie, Alexandre Carrière, Maxime Coggio, Guy-Pierre Couleau, Matthias Di Stefano, Nanou Garcia, Michel Hermon, Benjamin Jungers, Marie Torreton

In Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht describes a world which spirals into confusion when the established order collapses. Claudia Stavisky directs the troupe in this large-scale production. It could have been a day like any other, but on this particular […]

Vivre sa vie

By
Jean-Luc Godard
Direction
Charles Berling
Performed by
Hélène Alexandridis, Pauline Cheviller, Sébastien Depommier, Grégoire Léauté

Charles Berling takes Jean-Luc Godard’s film My Life to Live on board, featuring a score for three actors and a guitarist in a blaze of love and politics. This film drew inspiration from two iconic books, namely Nana by Émile […]

One of the last nights of Carnival

By
Carlo Goldoni
Direction
Clément Hervieu-Léger
Performed by
Aymeline Alix, Erwin Aros, Louis Berthélémy, Clémence Boué, Jean-Noël Brouté, Adeline Chagneau, Marie Druc, Charlotte Dumartheray, M'hamed El Menjra, Stéphane Facco, Juliette Léger, Jeremy Lewin, Clémence Prioux, Guillaume Ravoire, Daniel San Pedro

Written by Goldoni as a farewell to his audiences before leaving Venice for Paris, One of the last nights of Carnival extols the excitement of life, love and human relationships. This little-known comedy from the Venetian master is directed by […]

Life of Joseph Roulin

By
Pierre Michon
Direction
Thierry Jolivet
Performed by
Thierry Jolivet

Thierry Jolivet depicts the life of Vincent Van Gogh through the eyes of postman Joseph Roulin. Based on the novel by Pierre Michon, the show combines theatre, music and video. Joseph Roulin was Van Gogh’s model during the time the […]

Home

By
Geoff Sobelle
Direction
Lee Sunday Evans
Performed by
Sophie Bortolussi, Josh Crouch, Jennifer Kidwell, Justin Rose, Geoff Sobelle, Ching Valdes-Aran et le musicien Elvis Perkins

Geoff Sobelle is obsessed with the burlesque, the poetics of the absurd and visual theatre. The American actor and illusionist presents a spectacular large-scale work inviting us into his home. People from different generations, origins, appearance, cultures and eras come […]

Zaï Zaï Zaï Zaï

By
Fabcaro
Direction
Paul Moulin
Performed by
(en alternance) Ariane Bégoin, Serge Biavan, Élisa Bourreau, Maxime Coggio, Christophe Danvin, Aymeric Demarigny, Jean-François Domingues, Cyrille Labbé, Emmanuel Noblet, Maïa Sandoz, Aurélie Vérillon avec la voix de Serge Biavan

Eight actors and actresses embody fifty colourful characters in Zaï Zaï Zaï Zaï, a sound creation based on the popular comic book by Fabcaro. They are seated in a row behind tables on which microphones and a range of accessories […]

Lewis versus Alice

By
Lewis Carroll
Direction
Macha Makeïeff
Performed by
Geoffrey Carey, Caroline Espargilière, Vanessa Fonte, Clément Griffault, Jan Peters, Geoffroy Rondeau et Rosemary Standley

Enthralled by the world of dreams and imagination, the director of Marseille National Theatre delves into the life of Lewis Carroll and his famous heroine, Alice. Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in 1832 in Daresbury parsonage, northern England. […]

Should Olivier Masson die?

By
François Hien
Direction
Estelle Clément-Bealem, Kathleen Dol, Arthur Fourcade, François Hien, Lucile Paysant
Performed by
Estelle Clément-Bealem, Kathleen Dol, Arthur Fourcade, François Hien, Lucile Paysant

A fictional work loosely inspired by the “Vincent Lambert affair”, Should Olivier Masson die? invites us to reconsider questions surrounding life and ethics. Bedridden in hospital, Olivier Masson has been living in a vegetative state for six years. As no […]

Returning to Reims

By
Didier Éribon
Direction
Thomas Ostermeier
Performed by
Cédric Eeckhout, Irène Jacob, Blade Mc Alimbaye

Sociology, politics and homosexuality… Leading German director Thomas Ostermeier has written a play based on the autobiographical work by Didier Éribon, Returning to Reims. An actress in a studio (played by Irène Jacob) is recording the commentary for a documentary […]

Summerless

By
Amir Reza Koohestani
Performed by
Mona Ahmadi, Saeid Changizian, Leyli Rashidi et la participation filmée de Juliette Rezai

Focusing on the theme of collapse, Summerless takes audiences into the playground of an Iranian primary school in a poetic and political play directed by Amir Reza Koohestani. Three people; a primary school supervisor, her ex-husband whose job it is […]

The Fly

By
George Langelaan
Direction
Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq
Performed by
Christian Hecq, Valérie Lesort, Christine Murillo, Stephan Wojtowicz

Following on from their dreamlike 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, staged two seasons ago with the troupe from the Comédie-Française, Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq have now adapted the sci-fi world of The Fly to the stage. A scientist who […]

A Christmas Tale

By
Arnaud Desplechin
Direction
Julie Deliquet / Collectif In Vitro
Performed by
Julie André, Stephen Butel, Éric Charon, Solène Cizeron, Olivier Faliez, Jean-Christophe Laurier, Marie-Christine Orry, Agnès Ramy, Thomas Rortais, David Seigneur, Hélène Viviès, Jean-Marie Winling

In a zany and provocative chorus, it is not one tale but several that converge, overlap then diverge around a family meeting up for Christmas. Julie Deliquet immerses the audience in a world of families and transmission. Following on from […]

Josie Harcoeur

By
Cédric Roulliat / Compagnie De Onze à Trois heures
Performed by
David Bescond, Sahra Daugreilh, Laure Giappiconi

After Ultra-Girl versus Schopenhauer, the young theatre group De Onze à Trois returns to the Célestins with Josie Harcoeur, a new dramatic and musical foray into the world of pop culture. Everyone in France remembers Dalida, Sheila and Nicoletta, but […]

Architecture

By
Pascal Rambert
Performed by
Emmanuelle Béart, Audrey Bonnet, Anne Brochet, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Arthur Nauzyciel, Stanislas Nordey, Denis Podalydès (sociétaire de la Comédie-Française) en alternance avec Pascal Rénéric, Laurent Poitrenaux, Jacques Weber

Actor and director Pascal Rambert brings together an exceptional cast to interweave precipices of History and intimate upheaval. He writes for actors and actresses, based on their presence, their bodies and their voices, on what they physically exude onstage. After […]

Thanks to the night

By
Raphaël Defour
Performed by
Pauline Laurendeau, Clara Lespine, Bérengère Sigoure, Cécilia Steiner, Lisa Torres

Five actresses question the archaic and contemporary figures of witches, in a poetic escapade combining writings, documentary, autofiction and song. The five actresses brought together on stage by Raphaël Defour portray femmes fatales, soon-to-be women, lovers, funfair witches and princesses […]

Bug

By
Tracy Letts
Direction
Emmanuel Daumas
Performed by
Emmanuel Daumas, Thibaut Evrard, Audrey Fleurot, Igor Skreblin, Anne Suarez

Paranoid schizophrenia? A science-fiction conspiracy? Director Emmanuel Daumas flings Audrey Fleurot into the troubled waters of passionate love. Emmanuel Daumas stages the play by US author Tracy Letts, in which Peter, a Gulf War veteran, is convinced that insect larvae […]

Convulsions

By
Hakim Bah
Direction
Frédéric Fisbach
Performed by
Ibrahima Bah, Maxence Bod, Sophie Cattani en alternance avec Lorry Hardel, Madalina Constantin, Nelson-Rafaell Madel, Marie Payen

Domestic, social and economic violence… Guinean author Hakim Bah transposes Thyestes and the tragedy of the Atreidae to the heart of modern-day Africa in an anticipatory tale with sharp, burlesque overtones. The play deals with ownership, land to be conquered […]

Pelléas et Mélisande

By
Maurice Maeterlinck
Direction
Julie Duclos
Performed by
Vincent Dissez, Philippe Duclos, Stéphanie Marc, Alix Riemer, Matthieu Sampeur, Émilien Tessier, les enfants Clément Baudouin, Sacha Huygue et Eliott Le Mouël (en alternance) et un groupe de femmes

Director Julie Duclos depicts the poetic brilliance of Maurice Maeterlinck’s Pelléas and Mélisande in an all-enveloping show that takes audiences from the thrust of the practical world to the winds of the metaphorical. The play opens with the enigmatic discovery […]

La Ligne solaire

By
Ivan Viripaev
Direction
Cécile Auxire-Marmouget
Performed by
Cécile Auxire-Marmouget, Olivier Werner

A man and a woman sit in their kitchen before sunrise. Sun Line shifts between tragedy and comedy, looking at the barriers that separate people and need to be overcome. It’s 5 o’clock in the morning and night will soon […]

Le Royaume des animaux

By
Roland Schimmelpfennig
Direction
Élise Vigier, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo
Performed by
Gauthier Boxebeld, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Pierre Maillet, Marlène Saldana, Thomas Scimeca, Élise Vigier

In a society of widespread competition, market forces take precedence over friendship, art and dreams. Élise Vigier and Marcial Di Fonzo Bo open the doors of The Animal Kingdom by Roland Schimmelpfennig. Roland Schimmelpfennig is one of the leading playwrights […]

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

By
Molière
Direction
Jérôme Deschamps
Performed by
Flore Babled (en alternance), Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Sébastien Boudrot, Vincent Debost, Jérôme Deschamps, Pauline Deshons, Aurélien Gabrielli, Elsa Guedj (en alternance), Guillaume Laloux, Josiane Stoleru, Pauline Tricot

The creator of the French comedy TV series “Les Deschiens” brings The Bourgeois Gentleman to the stage. Accompanied by the Musiciens du Louvre, he takes on the role of Monsieur Jourdain, directing a zany and dreamlike comedy ballet. Monsieur Jourdain […]