by and with Thierry Hellin and Agnès Limbos

premiere 2016

for general audiences, 13 and up

audience capacity: 250 spectators

duration: 1 hour

“As we are no longer anyone, we aren’t worth much of anything.”

The world is going to hell in a hand basket, it’s official.

A decadent plutocrat couple, hanging on to their privileges as misery hangs on to the world, exhaust themselves keeping themselves upright as everything collapses around them.

Just as wax or ice once melted will never retake its initial from, returning to the past is impossible. They have pushed things a bit too far and fear invades them in this familiar closed room.

The axis that has kept them upright, proud and arrogant for ages resembles more and more a roundabout. Faced with the enigmatic, the incomprehensible, they lose the capacity for language which transforms into a horrible jargon of disoriented humans, into long obsessive complaints, while around them the voices of their unconsciousness resound.

Hard, they become flaccid…

Artistic accompaniment and sound design: Guillaume Istace

With the precious collaboration of Nienke Reehorst and Raven Ruëll

Movement Consultant: Ivan Fatjo

Lighting Design: Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier

Creation of objects: Myriam Hornard/plastic artist

Stage manager: Joël Bosmans

Constructions: Val Macé and Michel Van Brussel

Machinery: Les Ateliers du Théâtre de Liège

Technician: Nicolas Thill, Joël Bosmans and Juan Borrego

Photos: Alice Piemme

Our thanks to: Jeanne Dandoy, Susann Heenen-Wolff, Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Liénard, Philippe Sireuil, Michel Tanner.

A production of the Compagnie Gare Centrale and Une Compagnie in co-production with the Théâtre de Liège (Liège, BE), the Théâtre Varia (Brussels, BE) and the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionettes (Charleville-Mézières, FR). With the Festival XS-Théâtre National de Belgique (Brussels,BE), the SACD France and the SACD Belgium and the support of the SABAM.

Premiere November/December 2016 at the Théâtre de Liège (Liège, BE) and the Théâtre Varia (Brussels, BE).

Nomination at the Sabam Awards.

Agenda of the show