Fracasse

Jean-Christophe Hembert is known for his role in television and film as Karadoc de Vannes in Kaamelot. Returning to the theatre, he is now directing a flamboyant adaptation of Capitain Fracasse.

Last updated date : 27/06/2020
From 15/12 to 31/12/2020 between 9 pm and 11 pm. Closed on Monday.
Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon place des Célestins - 69002 Lyon 2ème

In his novel Capitain Fracasse, Théophile Gautier takes us back to the dark and brutal 17th century, when the Baron de Sigognac escapes a life of despondency, thanks to the theatre. The destitute young man leaves his ruined castle to join a troupe of wandering actors, becoming Captain Fracasse, a superhero who defends a comic and poetic vision of the world.
Fracasse, as directed by Jean-Christophe Hembert, accentuates the humour, truculence and heroism of the characters in the famous cloak-and-dagger novel.
As in a Rembrandt painting, the light of the forces of life sparkles amidst the darkness. The audience is drawn into the adventures of Sigognac, his beloved Isabelle and his rival, the Duke of Vallombreuse. Eloquence and panache act as ramparts to keep the violence of the forces of death at bay.
Simmering with enchantment and the unexpected, this beautiful, popular play is a declaration of absolute faith in the evocative power of theatre.

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Openings
  • From 15/12 to 31/12/2020 between 9 pm and 11 pm.
    Closed on Monday.
Prices
  • Full price: 9 to 40 €.

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Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

place des Célestins - 69002 Lyon 2ème

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