Saint-Félix

By
Élise Chatauret
Performed by
Cast in progress

Combining documentary investigation and theatrical fiction, writer-director Élise Chatauret invites the audience to share the daily life of a French hamlet, with its thirty inhabitants. How can we convey a world that is in danger of disappearing? How can we […]

Life of Galileo

By
Bertolt Brecht
Direction
Claudia Stavisky
Performed by
Philippe Torreton Et Gabin Bastard, Frédéric Borie, Alexandre Carrière, Maxime Coggio, Guy-Pierre Couleau, Matthias Distefano, 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 […]

Suzy Storck

By
Magali Mougel
Direction
Simon Delétang
Performed by
Marion Couzinié, Simon Delétang, Françoise Lervy, Charles-Antoine Sanchez et la voix d’Eliot Hénault-Fillion

A housewife leads an ordinary life for years with husband and children. Until everything cracks… Suzy Storck examines the feminine condition with sharpness and lucidity. Her name is Suzy Storck. Married Hans Vassili Kreuz, a man who just kissed her […]

Dimanche

Direction
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
Performed by
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Christine Heyraud

Dimanche is a play jointly written by artists from the Belgian theatre companies Focus and Chaliwaté, which features the use of objects, mime and puppets. It is a burlesque and original portrait of mankind in the face of a climate […]

Drunks

By
Ivan Viripaev
Direction
Ambre Kahan
Performed by
Yorick Adjal, Blade AliMBaye, Jean Aloïs Belbachir, Julie Bouriche, Jean-Baptiste Cognet, Monica Budde, Lucile Delzenne, Olivier Dupuy, Florent Favier, Magali Genoud, Laurent Meininger, Charlotte Ravinet, Tristan Rothhut, Laurent Sauvage, Laure Werckmann

Ivan Viripaev is the living Russian playwright most often performed in French theatres. His lucid and direct style of writing illuminates this choral work on the imbalances of our time. There are fourteen people on stage, unable to stand up […]

Change Me

Direction
Camille Bernon, Simon Bourgade
Performed by
Camille Bernon, Pauline Bolcatto, Pauline Briand, Baptiste Chabauty, Mathieu Metral

Interweaving mythological figures, 17th century theatre and an event from the 1990s, Change Me explores the issue of transidentity. Staged as a thriller, the play draws the audience into a teenage party that ends in tragedy. As recounted by Ovid […]

Cyrano de Bergerac

By
Edmond Rostand
Direction
Jean Liermier
Performed by
Pierre Banderet, Aude Bourrier, Candice Chauvin, Boris Degex, Julien George, Sabrina Martin, Baptiste Morisod, Ludovic Payet, Yann Philipona, Gilles Privat, Lola Riccaboni, André Schmidt, Raphaël Vachoux

Accompanied by Gilles Privat, Jean Liermier takes audiences back to the turn of the 20th century with a funny and tender Cyrano set in the Belle Époque. “A kiss, how would you define a kiss? An oath taken very close […]

Love (postponed)

By
Alexander Zeldin
Performed by
Waj Ali, Anna Calder-Marshall, Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Nick Holder, Hind Swareldahab (distribution en cours)

Show postponed to next season The first of Alexander Zeldin’s plays to be staged in France, Love highlights the precarious lives of the most disadvantaged in our society, in an intense portrayal of real lives. Alexander Zeldin believes that theatre […]

Life of Joseph Roulin

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 […]

Routes

By
Yann Verburgh
Direction
Eugen Jebeleanu
Performed by
Ioana Bugarin, Nicholas Catianis, Clémence Laboureau, Radouan Leflahi, Ilinca Manolache, Claire Puygrenier

When will we be ready to shift our borders? Jointly written by Eugen Jebeleanu and Yann Verburgh, Itinéraires, un jour le monde changera [Routes, one day the world will change] brings together Romanian and French actors to paint a sensitive […]

A Bright Room Called Day

By
Tony Kushner
Direction
Catherine Marnas
Performed by
Simon Delgrange, Vincent Dissez, Annabelle Garcia, Tonin Palazzotto, Julie Papin, Agnès Pontier, Sophie Richelieu, Yacine Sif El Islam, Bénédicte Simon

Catherine Marnas directs a troupe of young performers in this highly political play in which the present day is set against the darkest pages of the past. “At times it feels as if Brecht has been rewritten by Tennessee Williams…” […]

The Earth Revolts

By
Sara Llorca, Omar Youssef Souleimane, Guillaume Clayssen
Direction
Sara Llorca
Performed by
Sarah Llorca, Elie Youssef, Raymond Hosny, Thomas Poitevin

La Terre se révolte [The Earth Revolts] is a joint project by director Sara Llorca and the Syrian poet – and refugee in France – Omar Youssef Souleimane, which combines theatre and dance to question the theme of otherness. The […]

The Seagull

Direction
Cyril Teste
Performed by
Vincent Berger, Olivia Corsini, Katia Ferreira, Mathias Labelle, Liza Lapert, Xavier Maly, Pierre Timaitre, Gérald Weingand

For his new “film performance”, director Cyril Teste is staging a free adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s La Mouette [The Seagull]. The creation combines theatre and cinema, getting as close as possible to the actors’ bodies, energy and emotions. Trigorin, a […]

It’ll never work

By
Les Transformateurs
Direction
Nicolas Ramond
Performed by
Anne De Boissy et Jean-Philippe Salério

In 2019, Anne de Boissy and Jean-Philippe Salério were awarded the first Prix Célest’1 for their performance in Ça marchera jamais. They are now back at Les Célestins with this jubilant take on the paths to failure. And to success. […]

King Size

By
Christoph Marthaler
Performed by
Tora Augestad, Bendix Dethleffsen, Michael Von Der Heide, Nikola Weisse

A key figure in European theatre, Christoph Marthaler comes to Lyon for the first time with King Size, a vibrant mix of zany, musical and melancholic comedy. King Size immerses the audience in the ostentatious decor of a bourgeois vaudeville, […]

Fracasse

Direction
Jean-Christophe Hembert
Performed by
David Ayala, Bruno Bayeux, Jean-Alexandre Blanchet, Jacques Chambon, Caroline Cons, Thomas Cousseau, Aurélia Dury, Eddy Letexier, Véronique Sacri, Vincent Schmitt, Loïc Varraut

Jean-Christophe Hembert is known for his role in television and film as Karadoc de Vannes in Kaamelot. Returning to the theatre, he is now directing a flamboyant adaptation of Captain Fracasse. In his novel Captain Fracasse, Théophile Gautier takes us […]

François, le saint jongleur

By
Dario Fo
Direction
Claude Mathieu
Performed by
Guillaume Gallienne

With joy and avidity, Guillaume Gallienne returns to the one-man-show Francis, the Holy Jester directed by his stage mentor, Claude Mathieu. This is the story of Saint Francis of Assisi, as portrayed by the political and facetious pen of Dario […]

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 […]

Harlequin’s Lesson of Love

By
Marivaux
Direction
Thomas Jolly
Performed by
Romain Brosseau, Rémi Dessenoix, Charlotte Ravinet, Clémence Solignac, Romain Tamisier, Ophélie Trichard

Played repeatedly since it was created in 2007, Thomas Jolly’s successful first show now comes to Les Célestins. This is a sparkling version of Marivaux’s play in which the juvenile impulses of love shine through. Written following Marivaux’s 1720 encounter […]

ANA

Direction
Laurent Ziserman
Performed by
Magali Bonat, Benoît Martin, Savannah Rol, Laurent Ziserman

ANA, standing for À nos amours, the famous film by Maurice Pialat, now brought to the stage by actor and director Laurent Ziserman. An intense and physical family huis-clos and winner of the Prix Célest’1 2019 – Maquettes prize. Father, […]

L’Heure bleue

By
David Clavel
Performed by
Maël Besnard, David Clavel, Emmanuelle Devos, Valérie De Dietrich, Daniel Martin, Anne Suarez

Portraying the twists and turns of a family reunion, L’Heure bleue [The Blue Hour] depicts the burden of memories, silences and misunderstandings. At the heart of this tragedy of things left unsaid lies a formidable cast of actors and the […]

Hen

Direction
Johanny Bert
Performed by
Johanny Bert, Anthony Diaz avec les musiciens Guillaume Bongiraud, Cyrille Froger

From the imagination of director and puppeteer Johanny Bert, Hen offers audiences a joyful and provocative evening, cross-referencing 1930s Berlin cabarets and the contemporary queer scene. Hen has a wide range of facial and bodily expressions. Glamorous and virile, raw […]

La Dispute

By
Mohamed El Khatib
Performed by
en alternance Aaron, Amélie, Camille, Éloria, Ihsen, Imran, Maëlla, Malick, Solal, Swann

Schoolchildren whose parents have separated give their views on marital conflicts. They talk to us directly or through videos and what they say is often funny. A “fiction about reality” by Mohamed El Khatib, written by children, rather than for […]

I Silenti

By
Fabrizio Cassol, Tcha Limberger
Direction
Lisaboa Houbrechts
Performed by
le violoniste et chanteur Tcha Limberger, la danseuse Shantala Shivalingappa, les chanteurs Claron Mcfadden, Nicola Wemyss, Jonatan Alvarado, les instrumentistes Philippe Thuriot, Georgi Dobrev, Vilmos Csikos, Ezgi Elkirmis

Inspired by Monteverdi’s madrigals and the nomadic songs of Tcha Limberger, I Silenti paints a picture of love, war and exile. Directed by Lisaboa Houbrechts, the rising star of Flemish theatre, this journey takes audiences into the timeless depths of […]

Vilain !

Direction
Alexis Armengol
Performed by
Nelly Pulicani, Romain Tiriakian, Shih Han Shaw

A young orphan is about to tell a tale that pursues her, that acts on her like a mirror, when she lets herself be caught up in her past. Show aimed at all audiences, Vilain! mixes the arts and speaks […]

Una costilla sobre la mesa : Madre

By
Angélica Liddell
Performed by
Angélica Liddell, Gumersindo Puche, Niño De Elche, Ichiro Sugae et une vingtaine de participants

For the first time in Lyon, Angélica Liddell presents Una costilla sobre la mesa: Madre (A rib on the table: Mother). A punch show in which the great Spanish artist displays all her exuberance. A singular artist if ever there […]

Surexpositions

By
Marion Aubert
Direction
Julien Rocha
Performed by
Margaux Desailly, Fabrice Gaillard, Johanna Nizard et Cédric Veschambre

Through winks to the life and filmography of Patrick Dewaere, four actors retrace the path of a man in movement, in search, in struggle. And draw a fictionalized vision of the untroubled beings that we are: on the border of […]

Electra in the Underworld

By
Simon Abkarian
Performed by
Simon Abkarian, Maral Abkarian, Chouchane Agoudjian, Anaïs Ancel, Maud Brethenoux, Laurent Clauwaert, Victor Fradet, Aurore Frémont, Christina Galstian Agoudjian, Rafaela Jirkovsky, Nathalie Le Boucher, Eliot Maurel, Olivier Mansard, Nedjma Merahi, Manon Pélissier, Annie Rumani, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, Suzana Thomaz, Frédérique Voruz et les musiciens Howlin’jaws (Djivan Abkarian, Lucas Humbert, Baptiste Léon)

Premiered in 2019 at the Théâtre du Soleil, this is a contemporary vision of the Electra myth that takes us deep into the underworld. A world in which music, song and dance uphold the tradition of a profoundly popular form […]

Monsieur x

By
Mathilda May
Performed by
Pierre Richard

Directed by Mathilda May, the unforgettable protagonist of the Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire [The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe] opens the doors to a mute world that sways to and forth between dreams and the absurd. […]

Thanks to the night

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

Rescheduled to 2021 following cancellation of the performances in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Five actresses question the archaic and contemporary figures of witches, in a poetic escapade combining writings, documentary, autofiction and song. The five actresses brought […]

And I and Silence

By
Naomi Wallace
Direction
René Loyon
Performed by
distribution en cours

Considered one of the great living authors of American theatre, Naomi Wallace takes an uncompromising look at her country’s shortcomings. Her play And I and Silence forcefully and beautifully denounces the brutality of social conditioning. “There is a singular tone […]

Outside

By
Kirill Serebrennikov
Performed by
Odin Lund Biron, Alexey Bychkov, Yang Ge, Gueorgui Koudrenko, Nikita Kukushkin, Julia Loboda, Daniil Orlov, Andrey Petrouchenkov, Andrey Poliakov, Evgeny Romantsov, Anastassia Radkova, Evgeny Sangadzhiev, Igor Sharoïko

Outside was one of the highlights of the 2019 Avignon Festival, in which Kirill Serebrennikov pays tribute to the Chinese photographer Ren Hang through theatre, music and dance. Considered one of the most gifted artists of his generation, Ren Hang […]

Nosztalgia express

By
Marc Lainé
Performed by
Alain Eloy, Émilie Franco, Thomas Gonzalez, Léopoldine Hummel, François Praud, François Sauveur, Olivier Werner et la participation de Farid Laroussi

Mixing different genres, registers and emotions, Nosztalgia Express juxtaposes intimate fiction with a broader historical narrative. Set in Paris and Budapest, this cavalcade of a play is filled with humour and twists. At dawn on November 4, 1956, Soviet tanks […]

Laterna magica

By
Ingmar Bergman
Direction
Dorian Rossel, Delphine Lanza
Performed by
Fabien Coquil, Delphine Lanza, Ilya Levin

Delphine Lanza and Dorian Rossel adapt Ingmar Bergman’s inner world to the stage, creating a captivating dive into the depths of the imagination. Bergman is one of the most celebrated names in cinema, an introspective filmmaker who, at the end […]

Colours of the Air

By
Igor Mendjisky
Performed by
Raphaèle Bouchard, Pierre Hiessler, Igor Mendjisky, Hortense Monsaingeon, Thibault Perrenoud, Juliette Poissonnier, Esther Van Den Driessche, Jean-Paul Wenzel, Yuriy Zavalnyouk

Author, director and actor Igor Mendjisky has created a fictional tale inspired by the incredible life of his father, a painter and formidable crook. A lively reflection on creation, emancipation, lies and heritage… A 35-year-old filmmaker named Ilia loses his […]

By Heart

By
William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner, Joseph Brodsky
Direction
Tiago Rodrigues
Performed by
Tiago Rodrigues

In just a few years, Tiago Rodrigues has become one of the most prominent artists on the European scene. Combining poetry, confidences and politics, he invites audiences to share the actor’s process and erases the boundaries between reality, theatre and […]

Pourama Pourama

By
Gurshad Shaheman
Performed by
Gurshad Shaheman

Iranian-born artist Gurshad Shaheman invites us to an immersive and ambulatory experience in three parts. An overwhelming self-fictional spectacle: at the edge of theater, installation and performance. He was born in Iran, where he grew up with his father, during […]

Bâtir

Direction
Raphaël Patout
Performed by
Pierre-François Doireau, Josée Drevon, Damien Houssier, Elisabeth Hölzle, Pauline Huruguen

Rallying around an apprentice architect, a community of citizens launches into a new city project… Where the world of ideas converges with the practical world, the Lyon-based company La Chambre Noire invites us to reconsider, with humour, how we live […]

All my love

By
Laurent Mauvignier
Direction
Arnaud Meunier
Performed by
Anne Brochet, Romain Fauroux*, Ambre Febvre*, Philippe Torreton, Fred Ulysse

Arnaud Meunier stages All my love, by Laurent Mauvignier. A metaphysical thriller in which Anne Brochet and Philippe Torreton embody a couple facing an enigmatic reality… The world of Laurent Mauvignier gives life to characters who are trying to overcome […]

I’m leaving, but the State remains (episodes 1, 2 and 3)

By
Hugues Duchêne
Performed by
Pénélope Avril en alternance avec Juliette Damy, Vanessa Bile-Audouard, Théo Comby-Lemaître, Hugues Duchêne, Marianna Granci, Laurent Robert, Gabriel Tur en alternance avec Robin Goupil

The young members of the Royal Velours Company first met as student actors at the Comédie-Française. In this documented theatrical serial, they analyse the Macron years with deliberate impertinence. The stage is empty, except for a piano, a few chairs […]

Mars - 2037

By
Pierre Guillois
Performed by
Jean-Michel Fournereau, Magali Léger ou Marie Oppert, Charlotte Marquardt, Quentin Moriot, Élodie Pont, Pierre Samuel et les musiciens Matthieu Benigno (percussions), Nicolas Ducloux (clavier), Chloé Ducray ou Claire Galo-Place (harpe), Gabrielle Godart (clavier), Nicolas Crosse (contrebasse) (distribution en cours)

Two women, two men, a robot and a hen are on their way to the Red Planet to become its first settlers… A space musical “made in France”, Mars-2037 brings mankind’s greatest dream to life. 12 June 2037. After many […]

I’m leaving, but the State remains (episodes 4 and 5)

By
Hugues Duchêne
Performed by
Pénélope Avril en alternance avec Juliette Damy, Vanessa Bile-Audouard, Théo Comby-Lemaître, Hugues Duchêne, Marianna Granci, Laurent Robert, Gabriel Tur en alternance avec Robin Goupil

The young members of the Royal Velours Company first met as student actors at the Comédie-Française. In this documented theatrical serial, they analyse the Macron years with deliberate impertinence. The stage is empty, except for a piano, a few chairs […]

I’m leaving, but the State remains (full performance)

By
Hugues Duchêne
Performed by
Pénélope Avril en alternance avec Juliette Damy, Vanessa Bile-Audouard, Théo Comby-Lemaître, Hugues Duchêne, Marianna Granci, Laurent Robert, Gabriel Tur en alternance avec Robin Goupil

The young members of the Royal Velours Company first met as student actors at the Comédie-Française. In this documented theatrical serial, they analyse the Macron years with deliberate impertinence. The stage is empty, except for a piano, a few chairs […]

ROOM

By
James Thierrée
Performed by
James Thierrée, Ching-Ying Chien, Camille Constantin, Mathias Durand, Hélène Escriva, Steeve Eton, Noémie Ettlin, Damien Fleau, Maxime Fleau, Myrtille Hetzel, Nora Horvath, Magnus Jakobsson, Kwang Suk Park « Issue »

Purify, exalt, share … For his new creation, James Thierrée wishes to renew the relationship that unites him to the public. With an unbridled musical ensemble, he presents ROOM, a trip of drawers all in excess in his extraordinary universe. […]

Stallone

By
Emmanuèle Bernheim
Direction
Fabien Gorgeart, Clotilde Hesme, Pascal Sangla
Performed by
Clotilde Hesme, Pascal Sangla

The actress Clotilde Hesme, the musician Pascal Sangla and the filmmaker Fabien Gorgeart take on a short story by Emmanuèle Bernheim. The story of a young woman who, after watching a Sylvester Stallone film, decides to change her life. One […]