Three years residency at the French Institute:
Commissioned by the Institut Français in 2010, Exchange Theatre entered a creative residency at the French Institute in London. The company selected rare or unknown children’s tales, written by major writers from French Littérature.
The work started as English adaptations then evolved towards a unique bilingual experiment. The response was very positive, moving from the site specific library to the Cine Lumiere auditorium. Awakening Interactivity and bilingualism: In order to spark and transmit the will to play, Exchange Theatre created workshops, readings and kids shows. In line with the work produced for adults, a real exchange is created with the audience, breaking the wall between the stage and the the audience and creating stories where the children are actively involved. With creativity, absurdity and humour, and whilst staying connected with the younger audience, our shows are also directed towards adults and all ages.