June 1832, the city wakes up, the fire smouldering in the dark of night, the people rise up. And under the barricades of Paris, we discover a gallery of mythical characters: Jean Valjean, the convict transfigured by love; Fantine, the nobody victim of social injustice; Cosette-the-abused ... These (anti) heros straight out of the long narrative by Victor Hugo (2000 pages and countless adaptations on top of it!) that the Compagnie Karyatides has decided to bring on stage "object theatre" style.
A risky and original wager that is presented in the form of an animated "discussion" between figurines and actresses. A game of "doubles" and narration that plunges us in the heart of this historic insurrection but in which the general setting – revolutionary passions, nobility of the soul, lies and treasons, abuse and exactions… – is widely transposable in other places and other times. This show is halfway between melodrama, detective story, and political fresco. For everyone aged 10 and over, the show, based on a major piece by the romantic writer, addresses important themes such as social justice, individual and collective destiny or the relationship between dominant and dominated .
A new way to plunge back in the immense work of Victor Hugo. And, as the authors propose, to invest this place "where a nation becomes aware of itself and reflects collectively on its problems". Speak