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

ROOM

By James Thierrée
Friday 14 January to Sunday 6 February 2022 at Grande Salle
Running time: 1h30 (TBC)
Times: Tues-Fri at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 5pm
No performances on Mondays or Thursdays

With James Thierrée, Ching-Ying Chien, Mathias Durand, Samuel Dutertre, Hélène Escriva, Steeve Eton, Damien Fleau, Maxime Fleau, Myrtille Hetzel, Nora Horvath

The magnificent James Thierrée, of the illustrious Thierrée family, will inaugurate the new Théâtre de Carouge with the world premiere of his original creation, ROOM. It begins with a chamber orchestra, furiously rehearsing with all their might, and then...
Imagination and poetry intertwine in this “room”, a giant box of surprises, a space where anything is possible, where exceptional performers of every stripe and discipline abound. A joyous experience not to be missed!

The False Servant

By Marivaux
Directed by Jean Liermier
Tuesday 22 February to Sunday 6 March 2022 at Grande Salle
Running time: 2h
Times: Tues-Fri at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 5pm
Surtitled in English and French: 25, 27 February 2022

With Pierre Dubey, Baptiste Gilliéron, Jean-Pierre Gos, Brigitte Rosset, Christian Scheidt

Having been cut down in its prime during the first lockdown, this gem of Machiavellianism returns to the stage. With jests and jibes, greed and ambition, scheming and trickery, Marivaux explores the illusory nature of emotion and drops humanity’s mask, baring the truth for all to see. Served up by a stellar Suisse Romande cast for your greatest viewing pleasure, The False Servant could well bear the subtitle: A Man and a Woman.

Almost Hamlet

Adapted from William Shakespeare
Directed by Dan Jemmett
Friday 25 February to Sunday 10 April 2022 at Petite Salle
Running time: 1h05
Times: Tues-Fri at 8pm, Sat & Sun at 5.30pm
Surtitled in English and French: 11 March, 20 March, 8 April 2022

With Gilles Privat

Gilles Privat has performed some of his greatest roles here in Carouge: Arnolphe, Argan, Alceste, Uncle Vanya and Cyrano de Bergerac - quite the resume! A truly extraordinary artist, Privat is depth, humanity and humour personified. Based on an idea from (and with the terribly British contribution of) director Dan Jemmett, this dream team has created a hilariously real fake convention around Shakespeare’s iconic play. A veritable homage to theatre and a little explosion of happiness.

The Tale of Tales

Adapted from Giambattista Basile
Created and directed by Omar Porras and Teatro Malandro
Tuesday 22 March to Sunday 10 April 2022 at Grande Salle
Running time: 1h30
Times: Tues-Fri at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 5pm
Surtitled in English and French: 27 March, 1 April 2022
Audiodescription: 9 April 2022

With Simon Bonvin, Jonathan Diggelmann, Philippe Gouin, Jeanne Pasquier, Cyril Romoli, Audrey Saad

Omar Porras is one of Switzerland’s foremost artists. His Tale of Tales, which treads the line between musical comedy, Vaudeville, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and an imaginary carnival, is an homage to the stage with stunning special effects. PLEASE NOTE: Management does not accept responsibility for any irrepressible urge to sing and dance that may arise from this performance.

Fracasse

Adapted from Théophile Gautier
Directed by Jean-Christophe Hembert
Wednesday 27 April to Sunday 15 May 2022 at Grande Salle
Running time: 2h
Times: Tues-Fri at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 5pm
Surtitled in English and French: 29 April, 1 May, 5 May 2022

With Jean-Alexandre Blanchet, François Caron, Jacques Chambon, Caroline Cons, Thomas Cousseau, Aurélia Dury, Benjamin Gauthier, Eddy Letexier, Yasmina Remil, Loïc Varraut

This faithful adaptation of Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier takes us “sword to the wind” on a bountiful but frenetic crossing that will have you on the edge of your seat with its twists, turns, and cliff-hangers. A hair-raising modern production directed by Jean-Christophe Hembert, who trained under Roger Planchon at the Théâtre National Populaire and famously played the part of Karadoc in the series Kaamelott.

Monsieur X

Written and directed by Mathilda May
Tuesday 7 to Sunday 19 June 2022 at Grande Salle
Running time: 1h10
Times: Tues-Fri at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 5pm

With Pierre Richard

Pierre Richard is a living legend of French cinema, and writer-director Mathilda May created this piece especially for him. Funny, magical, and mysterious, this hour-long show is performed without words and falls halfway between naturalism and Theatre of the Absurd. Overjoyed to rediscover the world of Keaton, Chaplin and Tati, our “Confather” Pierre Richard is as dazzling as ever with his gangly “Moonstruck Pierrot” presence.  A fresh and delicious confection to lead us into summer with levity.