Le feu, la fumée, le soufre

According to
"Édouard II" de Christopher Marlowe
Direction
Bruno Geslin
Performed by
Jacques Allaire, Clément Bertani, Hugo Lecuit, Lionel Codino, Claude Degliame, Julien Ferranti en alternance avec Rodrigo Ferreira, Arnaud Gélis, Guilhem Logerot, Olivier Normand, Luc Tremblais, Alyzée Soudet

The tragic fate of a king who refuses to choose between the throne of England and his love for his sweetheart. Fire. Smoke. Brimstone. This adaptation of Edward II is all excess, mysterious chiaroscuro, and intense lyricism. The tragedy by […]

Pueblo

By
Ascanio Celestini
Performed by
David Murgia, Philippe Orivel

Storyteller Ascanio Celestini and actor David Murgia are resurrecting the voiceless and the outcast. Here he is again at his window, watching the world go by and creating poetry out of everyday life. David Murgia once more applies his talents […]

DUO Pueblo + Laïka

By
Ascanio Celestini

Storyteller Ascanio Celestini and actor David Murgia are resurrecting the voiceless and the outcast. Attend the 2 shows at specific prices. You can choose different dates or chain them on the same evening. Pueblo From 6 to 17 déc. at […]

Laïka

By
Ascanio Celestini
Performed by
David Murgia, Maurice Blanchy

Storyteller Ascanio Celestini and actor David Murgia are resurrecting the voiceless and the outcast. In an anonymous suburb, an unlikely Messiah comes back to earth to cast an eye over 21st century humanity. He focuses his attention on the unseen […]

Arlequin poli par l'amour

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

A sparkling adaptation of this piece by Marivaux which shines with love’s youthful desire. Born out of the meeting between Marivaux and the actors of the Comédie-Italienne in 1720, Arlequin poli par l’amour conjures up the fervour of youth with […]

Much ado about nothing

By
William Shakespeare
Direction
Maïa Sandoz, Paul Moulin
Performed by
Serge Biavan, Maxime Coggio, Christophe Danvin en alternance avec Balthazar Monge, Mathilde-Édith Mennetrier en alternance avec Elsa Verdon, Gilles Nicolas, Paul Moulin, Soulaymane Rkiba, Aurélie Vérillon, Mélissa Zehner

All the vitality, expansive humour, and wild sensuality of a Shakespeare play. This is one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known comedies. A subversive play where love’s desire and bitterness are close allies. Much ado about nothing, a piece about subterfuge, […]

Gretel, Hansel, and the others

Direction
Igor Mendjisky
Performed by
Igor Mendjisky, Esther Van Den Driessche, Sylvain Debry

Igor Mendjisky brings the Brothers Grimm tale into the present day, celebrating children’s capacity for astonishment. For a special Christmas show, Igor Mendjisky takes on Hansel and Gretel. Somewhere between dreams and reality, this family show brings to life the […]

Petit pays

According to
"Petit pays" de Gaël Faye
Direction
Frédéric R. Fisbach
Performed by
Lorry Hardel, Marie Payen, Nelson Rafaell Madel, Ibrahima Bah, Nawoile Said Moulidi et Anaïs Gournay

The questions posed by Gaby, a ten-year-old child, when faced with the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda. Petit pays takes us to Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi. This is the home of Gabriel – child of a Rwandan […]

Un

According to
"Le Roman d’un être" de Bernard Noël
Direction
Frédéric Leidgens
Performed by
Frédéric Leidgens, Sophie Robin

Roman Opalka and Bernard Noël: interviews with a poet and a writer. In 2012, after writing several books about fine artists, Bernard Noël published Le Roman d’un être, a series of eleven conversations held with Roman Opalka between April 1985 […]

Colours of the Air

By
Igor Mendjisky
Performed by
Raphaèle Bouchard en alternance avec Alexandrine Serre, Pierre Hiessler, Igor Mendjisky, Hortense Monsaingeon, Guillaume Marquet, Juliette Poissonnier, Esther Van Den Driessche, Jean-Paul Wenzel, Yuriy Zavalnyouk

A lively exploration of creation, emancipation, lies, and heritage… 35-year-old filmmaker Ilia loses his father, a world-famous painter, compulsive liar, and megalomaniac. Two years after his death, the young man throws himself into creating a big-budget biopic on the story […]

Coyote

By
Patrice Thibaud
Performed by
Jean-Luc Debattice, Philippe Leygnac, Patrice Thibaud et la petite Boston Terrier Zia

Inspired by the sacred clowns of the Hopis tribe, this sensorial adventure uses passion and humour to impart the ecological wisdom of the Native American people. It was 1992. For six weeks, Patrice Thibaud lived among the Apaches, the Navahos, […]

Iphigenia

By
Tiago Rodrigues
Direction
Anne Théron
Performed by
Carolina Amaral, Fanny Avram, João Cravo Cardoso, Alex Descas, Vincent Dissez, Mireille Herbstmeyer, Julie Moreau, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Richard Sammut

A decidedly contemporary performance that transforms the tragedy’s characters into people who are masters of their own fate. A bare stage, slightly curved in the middle. The vast expanse of a faraway sea lies still on film, as though stuck […]

Prives de feuilles les arbres ne bruissent pas

By
Magne van den Berg
Direction
Pascale Henry
Performed by
Valérie Bauchau, Marie-Sohna Condé

Two women sit in front of their caravan on two plastic garden chairs… One morning, two women, Dom and Gaby, are up and about in front of their caravan, a bit earlier than usual on this particular morning. They are […]

Nosztalgia express

By
Marc Lainé
Performed by
Alain Eloy, Émilie Franco, Thomas Gonzalez, Léopoldine Hummel, François Praud, François Sauveur en alternance avec Gilles Geenen, Olivier Werner

From Paris to Budapest, a cavalcade of humour and unexpected twists. On the eve of the 4th of November 1956, Soviet tanks enter Budapest to quash the Hungarian uprising. Across Europe, a whole section of left-leaning people become orphans of […]

Dark Was the Night

By
Emmanuel Meirieu
Performed by
Stéphane Balmino, François Cottrelle, Jean-Erns Marie-Louise, Nicolas Moumbounou, Patricia Pekmezian

Emmanuel Meirieu tells us the tale of a message sent by humans to alien civilisations. It was the 20th of August 1977. The space probe Voyager 2 was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral in Florida, a gold disc attached […]

Les Règles du savoir-vivre dans la société moderne preceded by Music Hall

By
Jean-Luc Lagarce
Direction
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo
Performed by
Catherine Hiegel, Raoul Fernandez, Pascal Ternisien

The daily life of a cabaret tour, etiquette in polite society: Catherine Hiegel flies the flag for Jean-Luc Lagarce’s chiaroscuro irony. Marcial Di Fonzo Bo described Catherine Hiegel as one of our greatest actresses. She was therefore first choice for […]

Sommeil sans rêve

By
Thierry Jolivet
Performed by
Laure Barida, Fanny Barthod, Marion Couzinié, Steven Fafournoux, Quentin Gibelin, François Jaulin, Julien Kosellek, Lilla Sárosdi, Paul Schirck, Laurent Ziserman

Using a combination of theatre and cinema, a company of ten actors explores our mortal plight. Thierry Jolivet has created an impressive spectacle for the Célestins this season. A choral, polyphonic show which brings together ten tales of life and […]

DUO La Scortecata + Pupo di zucchero

By
Emma Dante

Two Neapolitan tales adapted by Emma Dante: one tangible, poetic, outlandish performance. Attend the 2 shows ans benefit from a reduced price. You can choose different dates or chain them on the same evening.   La Scortecata From 21 to […]

Dans ce jardin qu'on aimait

According to
le roman de Pascal Quignard
Direction
Marie Vialle
Performed by
Marie Vialle et Laurent Poitrenaux

The music of birdsong revealed by a father and daughter, characters from a novel by Pascal Quignard. An American pastor who was born in 1823 and died in 1890, Simeon Pease Cheney was one of the first people to make […]

Combat de nègre et de chiens

By
Bernard-Marie Koltès
Direction
Mathieu Boisliveau
Performed by
Chloé Chevalier, Pierre-Stefan Montagnier, Denis Mpunga, Thibault Perrenoud

Four solitary lives collide, tearing each other apart in a far-flung corner of the world. It all begins with a lie, and ends with an act of vengeance. Over the course of one night, from dusk until dawn. In a […]

Girls and boys

By
Dennis Kelly
Direction
Chloé Dabert
Performed by
Bénédicte Cerutti

An explosive monologue from Dennis Kelly which begins as stand-up and ends in tragedy. This woman is certainly not like other women. You can tell straight away. Right next to us, almost among us, her eyes seek out our own. […]

The Cherry Orchard

By
Anton Tchekhov
Direction
tg STAN
Performed by
Evelien Bosmans, Evgenia Brendes, Robby Cleiren, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Lukas De Wolf, Bert Haelvoet, Minke Kruyver, Scarlet Tummers, Stijn Van Opstal, Frank Vercruyssen

In their first performance at the Célestins, Belgian collective tg STAN brings a breath of freedom to Chekhov’s final piece. We come back to Chekhov’s plays time after time. To their impressionist shades. To their captivating equilibrium between naturalism and […]

Visions d'eskandar

By
Samuel Gallet
Performed by
Caroline Gonin, Mathieu Goulin, Aëla Gourvennec, Jean-Christophe Laurier, Pierre Morice

After the shock of an earthquake comes the urgency of renewal. The city of Eskandar has been destroyed by an earthquake. An imaginary city: a vision that we all secretly share, where our dreams meet reality, a symbol of a […]

A Bright Room Called Day

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

A company of young actors brings the present-day face to face with the darkest hours of the past. Catherine Marnas commends the play: “At certain moments it is like Brecht rewritten by Tennessee Williams…”. An intensely political yet melancholic piece, […]

Dom Juan

By
Molière
Direction
Emmanuel Daumas
Performed by
la troupe de la Comédie-Française

A technicolour version of Molière’s comedy. Using (almost) nothing. Created at the Comédie-Française in January 2022 on the 400-year anniversary of Molière’s birth, this version of Dom Juan manages to be starkly minimalist and spectacular all at once. The only […]

Sarrazine

By
Julie Rossello-Rochet
Direction
Lucie Rébéré
Performed by
Nelly Pulicani

Writer Albertine Sarrazin, star of French literature. From prostitution to crime, from being in prison to being on the run, then entering the world of literature, Albertine Sarrazin has crossed all lines and broken all moulds. Born to an unknown […]

Presque Fresque

By
Galactik Ensemble
Performed by
Mathieu Bleton, Mosi Espinoza, Jonas Julliand, Karim Messaoudi, Cyril Pernot et leurs invités

A madcap, roving, acrobatic theatrical adventure. Written especially for the Célestins, Presque Fresque invites us to an open-air performance in front of the theatre, before leading us on a meandering path to our seats in the Grande salle. This comic […]

By
Baro d'evel
Performed by
Camille Decourtye, Blaï Mateu Trias et le corbeau pie Gus

A ballet in black and white for two people and a pied crow. The artists of French-Catalan company Baro d’evel defy form and genre. Somewhere between dance and acrobatics, theatre and graphic arts, burlesque and melancholia, their imaginary world captivates […]