Category Archive: Theatre

Feb 25 2012

Exquisite play commemorates 150 years of Les Miserables

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In a small, unpretentious theatre near the Bastille, this week I witnessed one of the most sublime theatrical experiences of my life: the story of Juliette Drouet, muse and lover for fifty years of France’s greatest writer, Victor Hugo. All but ignored or forgotten in most official histories, Juliette exchanged with Victor 23,000 letters over their fifty-year love affair, letters which writer and actress Anthea Sogno has mined in order to produce this exquisite and historically accurate play. Sogno herself gives a spellbinding and often very funny performance of Drouet.

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Feb 13 2011

no escaping… becoming Parisian!

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With friends in town who are Francophile but NOT Francophone, where can one take then for a night out? … Olivier Giraud’s one-man show ‘How to become Parisian in one hour’.

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