La période d'exploitation au Théâtre est terminée.
The Malady of death
In a hotel room by the sea, a Man waits.
She comes at night. She only ever comes at night. She's not to speak. She's not to resist. Anything he wants, she must do. The cost doesn't matter - he wants to learn how to love, what it is to experience Feeling again. This is not about Her. It is about Him.
Duras explores her conviction about the impossibility of authentic emotional or sexual intimacy between men and women. Katie Mitchell's live cinema adaptation interrogates this central question, through a deep exploration of intimacy, gender, pornography and sex.
Alice Birch, December 2017
Freely adapated after the story by Marguerite Duras
Direction Katie Mitchell
Script Alice Birch
Associate Director Lily McLeish
Video direction Grant Gee
Set and costume design Alex Eales
Composer Paul Clark
Sound Design Donato Wharton
Video Design Ingi Bekk
Collaboration Video Design Ellie Thompson
Lighting Design Anthony Doran
The Woman Laetitia Dosch
The Man Nick Fletcher
Narrator Irène Jacob
Assistant Director Bérénice Collet
Technical Manager John Carroll
Deputy Stage Manager Lisa Hurst
Video programmer / Operator Caitlyn Russell
Camera operators Nadja Krüger, Sebastian Pircher
Trouble Shooter Matthew Evans
Sound Programmer / Operator Harry Johnson
Boom Operator Joshua Trepte
Lighting Programmer / Operator Sébastien Combes
Assistant Stage Manager Elodie Huré
Deputy Stage Manager Marinette Jullien
Fight director RC-Annie
Intern directors Joanna Pidcock, Florence Mato
Thanks to Jerry Brooks, Isaure Buot de l'Epine, Bérénice Collet and Christophe Jumel for the prerecorded footages.
Production C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Associated Coproducers Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg ; Théâtre de la Ville – Paris ; Le Théâtre de Liège
Coproduction MC2:Grenoble ; Théâtre de Caen ; Edinburgh International Festival ; Barbican / London ; Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam ; Teatro di Roma-Teatro Nazionale ; Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale ; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione ; Fondazione Teatro Metastasio – Prato ; TANDEM scène nationale
In collaboration with Mayhem
Thanks to the Comédie-Française
Duration : approximately 1h
Not recommended for audience less than 18 years old.