Consolation by Theatre Volière
The Bridewell Theatre is hosting an Anglo-French summer season in the heart of London.
Strasbourg-based touring company Theatre Voliere -whose Poilu and Tommy received a Best show nomination from the Off West End Awards in 2014- are back in town from August 12th to September 4th with two bilingual shows!
In the evenings, they will perform their new show Consolation: a tragicomedy set in modern day Southern France. Written by Mick Wood, directed by Natasha Wood and designed byRūta Irbīte. The play explores the relationship between a young Frenchman, who plays a Cathar knight at the local Visitor’s Centre, and a middle-aged Englishwoman who believes she has experienced a past life as a Cathar heretic in thirteenth century Languedoc. The play is about lost worlds, pseudo-history, and the search for belonging, with a very modern twist in its tale…
And at lunch time, from August 18th, feel free to bring your lunch and watch Pierrot Lunaire: a piece of Dance Theatre inspired by, and featuring original song settings of, the French poems of Albert Giraud. An English country house circa 1890; a French governess shares her passion for the poetry of Pierrot Lunaire with her young charge but, isolated and homesick, she finds herself increasingly haunted by the enigmatic figure of Pierrot.