We Recommend: Performing Arts

The Son by Florian Zeller

Wed 20 Feb - Sat 6 Apr

Kiln Theatre

As a family breaks down, a son begins to unravel. Following the Olivier Award-winning The Father and the critically-acclaimed The Mother, comes the highly anticipated UK premiere of playwright Florian Zeller's latest in a production by Michael Longhurst.

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Edmond de Bergerac by Alexis Michalik

Fri 15 Mar - Sat 4 May

Birmingham Repertory Theatre & UK Tour

Edmond de Bergerac, Alexis Michalik’s five-time Molière Award winning play tells the hilarious story behind Cyrano de Bergerac. The French theatre phenomenon will have its UK premiere in Birmingham, before touring to York, Northampton, Cambridge and Richmond.

Performing Arts

Going Through by Estelle Savasta

Thu 28 Mar - Sat 27 Apr

Bush Theatre

Going Through is a poetic and touching story of one girl’s journey through adolescence, across borders and through a well-guarded secret. As part of Cross Channel Theatre and En Scène! programmes.

Performing Arts

Intra Muros by Alexis Michalik

Wed 3 Apr - Sat 4 May

Park Theatre

An ageing thespian is preparing to direct his first theatre class in a maximum security prison. When only two inmates turn up he decides to go ahead with the class nonetheless, and so begins a captivating and darkly comic exploration of life, within the walls.

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6th International Impro Match

Wed 3 Apr

Tabernacle Theatre

A battle of wits in French (with some English too!) to win the favour of the public!

Performing Arts

And if I were me by Act2 Company Catherine Dreyfus

Mon 27 - Tue 28 May

Imaginate Festival

In a giant transformable cube, three creature-dancers emerge, grow and unfold. A humorous and breathtaking dance performance fizzing with energy, looking at change and metamorphosis, And if I were me examines what makes each individual distinctively ‘me’.

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The Little Bath by Johanny Bert

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun

Imaginate Festival

Created for very young audiences, The Little Bath is a show full of white foam, smooth and floating, malleable and fragile. Working with this fascinating material is a dancer who sculpts it, blows it and creates landscapes and ephemeral characters.

Performing Arts

The Damned (Les Damnés)

Wed 19 - Tue 25 Jun

Barbican Centre

The Institut français proudly supports the return of the Comédie-Française to London, after an absence of 19 years from the UK, with The Damned, by Luchino Visconti, directed by Ivo Van Hove. Following its triumph at the opening of the Avignon Festival in the Cour d'Honneur of the Palais des Papes and its sell-out run in both Paris and New York, The Damned depicts the disintegration of a society, a drama finding unsettling parallels today.

Performing Arts