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Le Rat et le Serpent

  • Friday 11 and Sat 12 September 2020
  • 4 performances in the courtyard each day at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
    Running time : 20 minutes
    Suitable from 12 yrs upwards
    In French

    Masks must be worn.
    Social distancing respected for seating.
    Hydro-alcoholic gel at entrance.
  • Admission free with limited seating available (in the courtyard)

Written and directed by: Jean Pierre Larroche and Balthazar Daninos with Thierry Roisin

Performed by: Mickaël Chouquet and Juliette Belliard

The Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to host this puppet performance presented by our neighbouring Théâtre Mouffetard as part of the Paris-wide festival ‘Un été particulier’.

Produced by Les ateliers du spectacle theatre company, Le rat et le serpent is a twenty minute theatre work based on a text by Jean Pierre Brisset, a “fou littéraire” who died in 1919 having constructed a vast system of linguistics. This system went so far as to deconstruct the sacrosanct French language through puns and play on words only to reconstruct it around the known fact that “humans are born in water and their ancestor is the frog”! Brisset’s resulting invention is surprising, humorous and poetic.

For more information on the theatre work:

Photo : ©Christophe Boisson