Theatre: When drama goes pell mell!

Over are the seasons when drama was limited to words. Today, all genres take to the stage. Here’s a look at all the shows that’ll be in town this autumn.


At the National Theatre of Nice, major theatrical texts have found their place this autumn with Beckett’s Waiting for Godot opening the season. A season that will also feature the Ballet Nice Méditerranée… and video, which makes its entry into the heart of performances (Double assassinat dans la rue Morgue before Angelo, tyran de Padoue, both staged by Collectif 8).

A season when actors offer us a world of poetry and amusement in the acrobatic and magical Lebensraum. Alongside the Nice National Theatre, under the directorship of Daniel Benoin, many other theatres have opted for these new theatrical codes to vary their programmes and our pleasures.

Anthéa anti-morosity!

At the brand new Antibes theatre, Anthéa, for its very first season, a programme has been concocted that is most definitely defying the old classical codes. The Cabaret New Burlesque plays with erotism and derision, exposing beauty in a very different way from that of the Crazy Horse.

Another major moment on the Antibes agenda is the cult musical comedy by Gainsbourg, Anna, hitherto never staged. Played and sung by Cécile de France in the principal role, it’s guaranteed to be an exceptional moment.

Gad Elmaleh, the king of the one-man show, will also be taking to the stage of this new theatre, in his show Sans Tambour, to celebrate his 20 years as a performer. And the best always comes last: Trintignant in a poetic recital performing works by Vian, Prévert and Desnos.



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