We Recommend: Performing Arts

Molière’s Tartuffe

Fri 25 May - Sat 28 Jul

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton has freshly adapted Molière's comedic masterpiece to present day LA. Starring a French and British cast (including Audrey Fleurot, Paul Anderson, Sebastian Roché, George Blagden), this will be the West End’s first ever dual language production.

Performing Arts

The Barber of Seville

Sun 5 - Wed 8 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

A new production of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera that brings a refreshing immediacy to this irresistible masterpiece. French musical pioneer Jérémie Rhorer will conduct his orchestra Le Cercle de l’Harmonie for this new production.

Classical Music, Performing Arts

The Beggar’s Opera

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

John Gay’s 18th-century opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, created by William Christie and Robert Carsen, two commanding figures of the international stage.

Classical Music, Performing Arts

La Maladie de la Mort

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

Katie Mitchell, one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic theatre makers, presents her own uncompromising stage adaptation of the provocative novella by Marguerite Duras, produced by the Bouffe du Nord theatre.

Performing Arts

La Cenerentola – Rossini

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

A visually stunning staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim with music by an exuberant Opéra de Lyon Orchestra.

Classical Music, Performing Arts

…Sodade…

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Sept

Inside Out Dorset Festival

Breathtaking circus and magical storytelling combine in a world-class sunset spectacular. Cirque Rouages take to the sky above Poole Quay on an ever-turning cable, telling timeless stories of the sea. Part of the Inside Out Dorset Festival.

Performing Arts

The Outsider (L’Étranger)

Fri 14 Sept - Sat 13 Oct

Print Room at the Coronet

Albert Camus’ classic existentialist masterpiece about the human condition is one of the great stories of the 20th Century. It is presented at Print Room at the Coronet in its first major UK production, and adapted by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.

Performing Arts

Manimal: Gesticulating, a Way of Thinking About the World

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Sept

Inside Out Dorset Festival

In this performance, Les Souffleurs Commandos Hybrides become hybrid beings, half-human, half-animal, in and around Boscombe, creating improvised nests, popping up in the landscape and then disappearing again. Part of the Inside Out Dorset Festival

Performing Arts

France Now – Focus on French Theatre in Manchester

Tue 27 Nov - Sat 1 Dec

HOME Manchester

With its focus France Now, HOME presents three contrasting performances from the best of the French artistic contemporary scene: Ballet Bar by the Pyramid company, J'ai trop peur (I'm so scared) by David Lescot and Submission by Michel Houellebecq.

Performing Arts

Notre-Dame de Paris

Wed 23 - Tue 29 Jan

London Coliseum

After touring in 23 countries worldwide over the last 20 years, the smash-hit French musical based on the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo returns to London with an international team of singers, dancers, acrobats and music composed by Richard Cocciante.

Performing Arts