Monsieur X

  • Theater
Mathilda May
Performed by
Pierre Richard

Musique originale – Ibrahim Maalouf

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.

As his name suggests, Mr. X is an ordinary man, living alone within the four faded walls of a small studio flat high up in an anonymous tower block.
However, this seemingly well-ordered retired life will provide all sorts of eye openers, facetiousness and surprises, as the world of this solitary being is filled with dreams. In a dialogue mixing reality and illusion, the routine of his daily life disintegrates before our eyes.
With a single curtain raise, we share in a series of adventures inspired by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, performed with immense poetry and without a single word, because in the world of Mr. X, silence is golden. Written by Mathilda May specifically for the actor Pierre Richard, this whimsical character takes us on a journey into the absurd. Around him, everything comes to life and with his head in the clouds, he encounters the invisible, the abstract and the infinite. What if solitude was to become the most beautiful refuge?

Show programmed in collaboration with Radiant-Bellevue

  • Carry-over 2020-21
  • Coproduction
Running time
1 : 10

    from 17 to 43 €



    1 rue Jean Moulin – Caluire-et-Cuire
    Bus 9, C1, C2 (arrêt Caluire place Foch) ou 33, 38 (arrêt Caluire Hôtel de Ville Radiant)
    Parking gratuit à proximité

    Set designer – Tim Northam / Video – Mathias Delfau / Light designer – Laurent Béal / Special effect– Arthur Chavaudret / Costume designer – Valérie Adda / Props – Jean Teske  / Puppets – Pascale Blaison / Assistant director – Anne Poirier-Busson

    Production: Compagnie les 2 M
    Coproduction: Arts Live, Théâtre de l’Atelier, Horatio production, Yohan de Biragues, Anthéa – Antipolis Théâtre d’Antibes, Romans Scènes – Ville de Roman, Temal Productions, Radiant-Bellevue, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon, Théâtre de Carouge

    “Dans Monsieur X, seul en scène muet écrit pour lui, l’acteur de 85 ans renoue avec son personnage de Pierrot Lunaire que Mathilda May plonge dans un univers poétique et surréaliste pour une savoureuse évasion”. Le Parisien