J’ai des doutes

  • Christmas show
By
François Morel
Performed by
François Morel

Textes – Raymond Devos
Composition musicale – Antoine Sahler
Musique et interprétation – Romain Lemire en alternance avec Antoine Sahler

François Morel’s tender, playful tribute to the great Raymond Devos, J’ai des doutes leads us to rediscover texts which speak of life, death, and the irresistible absurdity that lies between the two.

 “Once you’ve seen him you never forget him: Raymond Devos was a rare phenomenon”, enthuses François Morel. “He appeared, miraculous and mysterious, from behind a red curtain that opened onto a fantasy world. We had never seen anything like it! And this man who floated, weightless, took our breath away.” A lover of words and an actor with an original style steeped in melancholy who played in the Deschiens, Morel could not help but fall for the lexical gems and poetic paradoxes with which Devos, who passed away in 2006, made his name.
Accompanied by a pianist and dressed for the occasion in suit and bow-tie, François Morel recites some sketches and sings others. He recounts Raymond Devos’ obsessions, and casts a new light on the playful, barbed puns of this linguistic magician that bent the world to their will. The curtain is lifted once more on this visionary world that pulls us out of reality and away from sadness, making us more sensitive, lighter – and, undoubtedly, happier.

Running time
1 : 30
Locality
Main auditorium
Dates
Prices

from 7 to 40 €

Book

Light designer – Alain Paradis / Sound designer – Camille Urvoy / Costume designer – Élisa Ingrassia / Poursuite – Françoise Chapero ou Madeleine Loiseau / Conception, fabrication et mise en jeu des marionnettes – Johanna Ehlert, Matthieu Siefridt – Blick Théâtre / Direction technique – Denis Melchers / Assistant director – Romain Lemire

Production: Les Productions de l’explorateur, Châteauvallon-Liberté – Scène nationale, La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle, La Manekine – Scène intermédiaire des Hauts-de-France
Executive production: Valérie Lévy assistée de Manon Pontais

This show is a command from Jeanine Roze Production for the Concerts du dimanche matin.
Sound archives: INA (Radioscopie 1975)
Thanks to: Didier Gustin, Tullia Morand et la Fondation Raymond Devos

“François Morel brille au sommet de Devos”. Le Parisien

“Comédien, auteur, ciseleur de chroniques toujours ancrées dans notre présent, avec son bon sens et sa lucidité, François Morel mérite tous les éloges”. Le Figaro

“Parenthèse enchanteresse, hymne à l’humour, ce spectacle file à toute allure. On en voudrait encore de ces histoires qui disent tant de la condition humaine”. Le Monde

“François Morel et Raymond Devos : la même profondeur sous la même légèreté. La même humanité”. Le Figaro Magazine

Rencontre / Dédicace
sam. 18 déc. à 14h30