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théâtre national de nice

2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

iliade

Based on Homer
adapted & directed by Pauline Bayle

With Charlotte van Bervesselès, Florent Dorin, Alex Fondja, Viktoria Kozlova, Yan Tassin stage design Camille Duchemin lighting Pascal Noël costumes Camille Aït coproduction Compagnie À Tire-d’aile, Le Théâtre de Belleville, Label Saison with the artistic participation of Jeune Théâtre National and the support of Plateau 31 - Fabrique de culture de Gentilly, of Shakirail and of the association Rue du Conservatoire - Élèves et Anciens Élèves du CNSAD

With little or nothing, the young theatre company succeeds in taking us on a mythical, fast-paced adventure that beckons a truly foundational text into the world of contemporary theatre. Not to be missed!

Pauline Bayle puts her name to this simultaneously funny and tragic version of an epic tale. Under the watchful eyes of the Olympian Gods, the plot twists between headlong love, superhuman battles, angry outbursts and bouts of compassion. Whilst remaining faithful to the spirit of the original writings, she goes on to create flawed heroes, an effeminate Achilles, a Poseidon who slams…. Just a few chairs, some glitter, red paint and some dust and we witness the bloody Trojan War. Magnificent and rhythmic scenes, hypnotic poetry, spirited actors…. the ingredients are all there to deliver to us this poem, sung by the Aoidos, those troubadours of Antiquity who journeyed from city to city telling their story.
With a shared spirit of enthusiasm, the five young actors meld their voices together to narrate the end of Homer’s Epic and embrace, body and soul, the fate of these heroes of Antiquity.

Pauline Bayle adapts the Iliad with intelligent staging and stunning dramaturgy. A remarkable show! Catherine Robert, La Terrasse
Michel Simon Hall Running time 1h30
  • april
  • thu 19 8:30pm
  • fri 20 9pm
  • sat 21 8:30pm
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