Following the success of their award-nominated production of POILU AND TOMMY last year, Strasbourg based company Theatre Voliere are returning to London. They are filling Bridewell Theatre with #VoliereFest, a month of Anglo-French plays and events from 12th August-4th September. This theatre festival is very affordable which is always a bonus! Below are examples of productions at Voliere Fest:
CONSOLATION written by award winning poet Mick Wood and directed by Voliere’s Artsictic Director Natasha Wood. Set in Southern France, CONSOLATION is about the relationship between a young French re-enactor, who plays a Cathar knight in a Visitor’s Centre, and a middle-aged Englishwoman who believes she has experienced a past life as a Cathar heretic in thirteenth century Languedoc. Featuring a stunning multi-media design by award-winning young Latvian designer Rūta Irbīte, and thrilling stage combat by Dan Styles, CONSOLATION is a witty, disturbing, and ultimately life-affirming journey in to lost worlds, pseudo-history, and the search for belonging – with a very contemporary twist in the tale
PIERROT LUNAIRE, a new exquisite piece of dance theatre devised by the company with songwriter and sound artist Paul Meyr, Mick Wood, Natasha Wood alongside their cast Audrey L’Ebrellec, Jan Wood & Gabriel Wood (Gabriel and Jan are Natasha and Mick’s very talented children.) Dance Theatre inspired by, and featuring original song settings of, the French poems of Albert Giraud. An English country house circa 1890; a French governess shares her passion for the poetry of Pierrot Lunaire with her young charge but, isolated and homesick, she finds herself increasingly haunted by the enigmatic figure of Pierrot.
For more details on Voliere Fest http://www.jollygoodshow.fr/