Festival / Performance / Talks and Readings / Tour / 07-08 October 2022

Elles Vivent

Tickets: €25-€30 | | Additional €1.50 Booking Fee on Full-Price Tickets


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Talking Theatre: Post-show discussion on Friday 7 October with Antoine Defoort and members of the company.

Performed in French with English surtitles.


Show Time: 19:30 | 90 mins

Two friends meet in the forest.

Michel, seated on a stump, listens to his old friend Taylor talking about what’s been happening for the last two years. (Michel is really out of the loop because he’s been off doing deep-mindfulness in a kind of ashram of the future.) (Oh yeah, all this takes place in the future by the way.)

Michel has so many questions. To answer these questions, we also need to cover the basics: paradoxical magic, sylvotherapy, the placebo effect, the theory of logomorphic Pokemons™, the renewal of the modalities of democratic debate and how to surf on the rivers of fear that flow everywhere.

A witty and charming work from the artist whose international breakthrough, Germinal, previously played at the festival.


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Conceived by Antoine Defoort
Artistic Collaboration: Lorette Moreau
Performed by Sofia Teillet, Alexandre Le Nours, Antoine Defoort and Arnaud Boulogne
Technical mMnager: Simon Stenmans
Sound Design: Mélodie Souquet
Composition: Lieven Dousselaere
Stage Design: Marie Szersnovicz
Production: Célestine Dahan, Alice Broyelle and Thomas Riou
Outside Eye: Stephanie Brotchie
DIY: Sébastien Vial and Vincent Tandonnet
Engineering of the Fliflifli Reform Robot: Kevin Matagne
Logomorphic Adviser: Spirit of the Forest
Distribution: Claire Girod


“An intricate, hilarious word game” — The Irish Times on Germinal


Presented in partnership with Ambassade De France en Irlande.

Coproduction: le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de creation, Teatro Nacional D.Maria II Lisbonne , Atelier 210 Bruxelles, LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne, Le Bateau Feu — Scène nationale Dunkerque, Vooruit — Gand, le Vivat, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national pour l’art et la creation, Théâtre Saint-Gervais — Genève, Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes, Bordeaux Métropole, La Rose des Vents — Scène Nationale Lille Métropole — Villeneuve d’Ascq

Supported by: Théâtre de Poche scène de territoire pour le théâtre Bretagne romantique & Val d’Ille-Aubigné, Buda — Courtrai

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Ages 14+.

Please note there is an added booking fee of €1.50 on all full-price Dublin Theatre Festival events.

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