Open Day

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OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER Le Workshop – Cours de Théâtre en français Le 9 septembre venez découvrir comment se déroule un cours chez Exchange Theatre à travers une séance gratuite. Le Workshop est le premier cours emblématique du théâtre amateur en français pour adultes a Londres, créé en 2007 par David Furlong, directeur […]

Fanny Dulin

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Fanny Dulin is originally from Bordeaux. She studied musical theatre before joining the Bridge Theatre Training Company in London, where she graduated in 2006. After leaving drama school, she was Christine in Miss Julie, Pilate in The Mystery Plays, Bella in Operation New Life and Hippolyta in A Midsummer night’s dreams. She also did a […]

Nut!

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The Title says it all ! Exchange Theatre’s hilarious take on the Nutcracker ! The Nutcracker is certainly the most obvious Christmas tale. Written by Hoffman, and made famous by Tchaikovsky. Alexandre Dumas was asked to write a tale by a child and as he was falling asleep in a party, he was inspired to […]

The Peau d’Ane Rehearsal

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  The Peau d’Ane Rehearsal After Charles Perrault’s Donkey Skin ‘La répétition de Peau d’Ane’ by Anne-Caroline d’Arnaudy ‘What a great way to bring children on stage!’ (Myriam, mother at the Andre Malraux school) ‘A wonderful adaptation and great show for children’ (Ophelie Ramonatxo, director of the library of the French Institute). Peau d’Ane (Donkey […]

Pictures of Love

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Written and directed by Cassie Valance, based on “Omphale” and “The coffee pot” by Theophile Gautier. The play: Alongside Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset and Stendhal, Theophile Gautier is one of the most important French Romantic writer from the 19th Century. Mixing the beauty and the comedy, his most famous novels are Le capitaine Fracasse […]

The Necklace

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Adapted and directed by David Furlong. With Miranda Colmans and Leonor Lemee Considered the father of modern short stories, from 1880 to 1890 he created more than 300 short stories and six major novels Bel Ami, Pierre et Jean, Une vie, only over one decade. In May, Exchange Theatre takes a look inside the prolific […]

Simplice

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March will explore Emile Zola as part of the mediatheque French Tales season. Before becoming one of the most published and translated popular French writers in the world with Therese Raquin (1867) and the Rougon Maxquart serie (1873-1883), before becoming the greatest Naturalist, Zola’s very first book to get published as a struggling young author, […]

The untold Story of Sleeping Beauty

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In February the French Tales series makes us discover Anatole France, famous novelist, Nobel prize of Litterature in 1921, senator, and member of the Academie Francaise. In 1909, he published Les Sept Femmes de Barbe bleue et autres contes merveilleux, a series of magical and somehow unreasonnable tales, full of a surprising spirit and humour […]