Théâtre des Aspres – Season 2017/18
The Théâtre des Aspres in Thuir is gearing up to the opening night of its 5th season of fabulous theatre and performance. This year’s theme: tolerance!
Celebrating the rich diversity of live performance, the 2017/18 season will showcase dance, comedy, music (vocal and instrumental), juggling and much more besides! From the spectacular Flamenco, Carmen, to a Basque interpretation of Moby Dick, there is something for all ages and all tastes. Expect Russian clowns, contemporary dancing and an unorthodox performance from a chamber orchestra, amongst others!
Discover the full program here.
|Saturday 7th October||8.30pm||Carmen Flamenco||Dance: Flamenco interpretation of Prosper Mérimée’s classic story of the condemned Don José and his turbulent relationship with the dangerously beautiful Carmen|
|Sunday 15th October||4pm||Les Frères Choum||Musical Faerytale: Musical inventors, the Choum brothers, invite you into their workshop-laboratory to join them in their quest to create the super “Robot-Trumpeter”|
|Wednesday 25th – Sunday 28th Octber||As advertised||Festival Théâtres d’Automne||21st annual theatre festival including classical, contemporary, professional and amateur (in French!). Click here for more details.|
|Saturday 18th November||8.30pm||Puccini||Dance: renowned choreographer, Julien Lestel, pays homage to the Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini, by interpreting the often-tragic destinies of some of his most famous heroines.|
|Sunday 26th November||4pm||Moby Dick||Theatre: a new take on the classic tale of whaler Ishmael and his obsessive captain, Ahab.|
|Friday 8th December||8.30pm||La Famille Semianyki||Clowns theatre: A family of 6 clowns, without the typical red nose, and without a word, invite you into their home in a topsy turvy, yet surprisingly poetic performance.|
|Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd December||As advertised||Il était une fois à Noël||Christmas theatre event designed for younger audiences, with street entertainment before and after each show. Click here for more details.|
|Thursday 28th December||8.30pm||(des)Concerto||Classical Music & Humour: A unique and unorthodox presentation of classical favourites from Mozart, Vivaldi, Rossini and others.|
|Sunday 14th January||4pm||Kadabrak||Dance: A family-friendly show depicting the lives of two funny ostrich-dodo-chickens as they search for the ideal nesting ground.|
|Saturday 20th January||8.30pm||La framboise frivole||Classical Music & Humour: two Belgian virtuosos, one a violinist, the other a pianist, decide to celebrate their 100th birthday while they’re still alive.|
|Saturday 27th January||8.30pm||La Llei de Lassus||Dance: 14 young dancers from Barcelona present their energetic, lyrical hip hop performance full of energy, colour and vitality.|
|Sunday 4th February||4pm||Bizar||Kids’ Theatre: Alone in her apartment, the eccentric Frida creates a fantastic universe from everyday objects, but she will need the help of handyman Jean-Claude when the objects take on a life of their own.|
|Friday 9th February||8.30pm||Le quatrième mur||Theatre: Georges, an amateur theatre director, student at the Sorbonne and militant of the extreme left, finds himself directing a performance of Antigone in Lebanon as war rages around him.|
|Sunday 11th March||4pm||Moun||Shadow Theatre: A poetic discussion of abandonment, adoption and identity as desperate parents send their only daughter to sea in a bamboo box to save her from war.|
|Friday 23rd March||8.30pm||Teatro Delusio||Mime: Giving centre stage to those normally confined to the wings, this show follows the technicians and stage hands as they bring together a final performance.|
|Sunday 25th March||4pm||24*42||Circus: Movement, music, acrobatics; the two performers will charm audiences of all ages as they attempt to rediscover their own child within.|
|Friday 13th April||8.30pm||Ivan le Terrible||Marionettes: The story of Ivan IV, the 16th century Russian Tsar, brought to life in a visually drama representation.|