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Each season, the Théâtre de Carouge runs subtitled shows in English. Check out the date(s) and enjoy the incredible plays hosted or created by the theater.

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Directed and performed by James Thierrée (wordless performance)
6 November - 16 November 2018

8 performances in November 2018:
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7
Friday 9 and Saturday 10
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13
Thursday 15 and Friday 16

Duration 1h30, La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Age: 8 and over

In 2016, The Frog Was Right, leapt to life on our stage and went on to win James Thierrée the Molière prize for best director. For the opening of our pop-up venue, this explosively inventive artist will perform another enchanting show - Raoul ! - as part of a special series of shows. Experience this exceptional spectacle set in the world of a Vélasquez painting populated by extraordinary animals!

  “[…] A desire to dance freely, speak in trembles, break down walls, fly to the rescue, pluck at rusted strings, swing my arms and legs, sleep standing up, encounter fearsome beasts, yell at beautiful music, free the star within, slap away my bad thoughts...IN SHORT, I would like, when the moment comes, to share…the moment that comes. With you, quite simply…A show in which solitude is mirrored by abundance and the crowd, and that crowd hides, in the singular fragments of which it is composed, wild desires for freedom, connection and escape. All of which is in turn reflected on a certain Raoul.” James Thierrée, director


Stagecraft Samuel Dutertre, costumes, bestiary Victoria Thierrée, sound Thomas Delot, light Jérôme Sabre, stage design James Thierrée, assistant directors Laetitia Hélin and Sidonie Pigeon artistic directors design Kaori Ito, Magnus Jakobsson, Bruno Fontaine and Les volutes électriques de Matthieu Chedid tailoring and prop creation Victoria Thierrée, Monika Schwartzl, Matthieu Bony, Marie RossettiPierre Jean Verbraeken, Jean Malo, Véronique Grand, Pauline Köcher, Brigitte Brassart and Philippe Welsh

Production La Compagnie du Hanneton/Junebug

Co-produced by La Coursive Scène nationale de La Rochelle, Théâtre Royal de Namur, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, barbicanbite09 (Barbican Theatre London) and Crying out Loud, Abbey Theatre Dublin, Maison de la Danse Lyon, Théâtre National de Toulouse
with support from the BNP Paribas foundation
Production, diffusion Emmanuelle Taccard
Show created April 2009 at the Théâtre Royal de Namur in Belgium

The Misanthrope

By Molière, Directed by Alain Françon
9 January - 8 February 2019

Duration 2h
Location La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Sunday at 5pm

Age: 12 and over

► Subtitled in French and English Friday 1 and Wednesday 6 February 2019
► Audiodescription Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January 2019

Alceste, the misanthrope, loves Célimène who loves the court… And as he was the most loyal and upstanding of men, except for one small fault – his complete lack of tolerance for the behaviour of others – Molière couldn’t help but create this masterpiece.

“The ‘court society’ had become the primary elitist institution in France at the time Molière was writing his plays. The need to establish and maintain one’s position in this social structure meant people related to one another by imposing and enduring the bizarre constraints of a rigid hierarchy and rigorous etiquette. In The Misanthrope, Molière denounces the cynical appetites of a society in which climbing the social ladder means pushing someone else down, and the game of ambitions and agendas shatters the thin veneer of politeness. The murkiness of the courtly world sullies all human interactions and undermines the very foundation of poetic art!” Alain Françon, director


With David Casada, Pierre-Antoine Dubey, Daniel Dupont, David Tuaillon, Pierre-François Garel, Gilles Privat, Lola Riccaboni, Régis Royer, Dominique Valadié, Marie Vialle

Set design Jacques Gabel, lighting Joël Hourbeigt, costumes Marie La Rocca, music Marie-Jeanne Séréro, hair and makeup Cécile Kretschmar, sound Léonard Françon

Produced by Théâtre des Nuages de Neige
Co-produced by Théâtre de Carouge, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, MC2 Grenoble, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Théâtre du Nord-CDN de Lille Tourcoing Hauts de France
The show will be created at the Théâtre de Carouge

I am invisible! Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Dan Jemmett
26 March - 14 April 2019
Duration TBC
Location La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Age: 12 and over

► Subtitled in French and English on Wednesday 3 and Friday 5 April 2019

How dull, austere and distant Athens appears, seen from the kingdom of Oberon, king of the fairies. A wild goose chase takes place in an enchanted forest in the dead of night: couples are made and unmade through misunderstanding and malice, while a troupe of amateur actors rehearses an unlikely, chaotic but hilarious version of Pyramus and Thisbe. Can the sprite named Puck make love win out in the end?

“One day, a line from the play starting running through my mind: “I am invisible”. It’s what Oberon says to the audience when he wants to shield himself from view in order to better observe the lovers’ antics. This simple phrase evokes something important for me in Shakespeare’s theatrical world. His work here is playful, almost childlike, and invites the audience to take an active and imaginative part in creating – alongside the actors – the reality in which he makes us believe.” Dan Jemmett, director


With David Ayala, Valérie Crouzet, Joan Mompart, Camille Figuereo, Mathieu Delmonté
Translation Mériam Korichi Stage design Dirk Bird Lighting Arnaud Jung Costumes Sylvie Martin-Hyszka Make-up/Hair Véronique Pflüger Stage management Denis Tisserand Stage management Thierry Caperan
Produced by Les Monstres de Luxe
Co-produced by Théâtre de Carouge, Le Théâtre National de Nice - CDN Côte d’Azur, Les Centres Culturels des Bords de L’Essonne
Show created in March 2019 at the Théâtre de Carouge

Cupid and Psyche

After Molière
By Teatro Malandro
Directed by Omar Porras
30 April - 17 May 2019
Duration 1h30
Location La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Age: 12 and over

► Subtitled in French and English on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May 2019

The story of Cupid and Psyche is without doubt one of the most fascinating and fertile myths in Western culture. The tale is simple: when Venus is replaced in mortals’ hearts by the beautiful Psyche, she orders her son, Cupid, to avenge her, but instead, Cupid marries Psyche in secret. Consumed by curiosity, Psyche uncovers her mysterious lover’s identity and, as punishment, must undergo a series of trials to be reunited with her true love and receive the gift of immortality.

“The Teatro Malandro is an institution in Geneva. Or rather, I should say, in Renens-Lausanne because Omar Porras has taken over the management of the Théâtre Kléber-Méleau. We were supposed to inaugurate our temporary venue in the spring of 2017 with 28 performances of Amour et Psyché. Due to circumstances beyond our control we were only able to stage it 8 times at the BFM. That means this is a re-run for those who missed this festive, baroque feast of theatre. Worth a (second) look!” Jean Liermier, director of the Théâtre de Carouge

With Yves Adam, Jonathan Diggelmann, Karl Eberhard, Philippe Gouin, Maëlla Jan, Jeanne Pasquier, Emmanuelle Ricci, Juliette Vernerey

Adaptation Marco Sabbatini in collaboration with Omar Porras and Odile Cornuz Assistant director Odile Cornuz Stage design Fredy Porras Lighting creation Mathias Roche Technical director Gabriel Sklenar Sound production Emmanuel Nappey Costumes Elise Vuitel assisted by Cécile Revaz Makeup, wigs and masks Véronique Soulier-Nguyen Accessories and special effects Laurent Boulanger assisted by Noëlle Choquard and Yvan Schlatte Set construction Christophe Reichel, Jean-Marie Mathey, Chingo Bensong and the TKM technical team Set painting Béatrice Lipp Dialogue advisor Suzanne Heleine

Production and delegated production by TKM Théâtre Kléber-Méleau, Renens

Co-produced by Théâtre de Carouge, Châteauvallon Scène nationale, Pont des Arts de Cesson-Sévigné
With support of the Canton de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne, Ville de Renens and the other West Lausanne communes, the Loterie Romande, the Fondation Sandoz and the Fondation Leenaards

Special thanks to the Fondation Leenaards for their help in creating this show

Show created March 2017 at the TKM Théâtre Kléber-Méleau

With the support of Deplanta Architectes

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