Swiss artist James Thierrée returns to the International Festival with an unmissable spectacle from his physical theatre company.
Following his sell-out 2016 show The Toad Knew, James Thierrée returns to the International Festival with ROOM, a spectacular new show that blends live music, dance, mime and curiosities into a hallucinatory spectacle that defiantly rejects categorisation.
In ROOM, Thierrée wants to renew his relationship with his audience. To begin a new chapter. To open the toolbox, dig deep, intensify, magnify, and find joy. To draw actors and audience closely together as only shared experiences can.
Thierrée is one of Europe’s most extraordinary and versatile artists, using his talents to create magical dream-like performances that captivate, charm and inspire. With an unbridled musical ensemble, ROOM takes us on a multi-layered, outrageous journey through his extraordinary world of wonder.
Not so much a show as a mass hallucination... puts a spell on the audience... breathtaking.
Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
With additional support from
La Compagnie du Hanneton
James Thierrée Creator, Director and Original Music
Cast includes Anne-Lise Binard, Ching-Ying Chien, Mathias Durand, Samuel Dutertre, Hélène Escriva, Steeve Eton, Maxime Fleau, Nora Horvath, Sarah Manesse and Alessio Negro
An Edinburgh International Festival co-production.
Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, Théâtre de Carouge, La Comédie de Clermont- Ferrand Scène Nationale, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Le Théâtre de Namur, Le Théâ-tre des Célestins, Lyon, Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Moscow, Théâtre Sénart Scène Nationale de Lieusaint, Anthéa Antibes, LG Art Center Seoul, Equilibre-Nuithonie – Fribourg, Le Volcan Scène Nationale Le Havre, Opéra de Massy, Théâtre du Passage Neuchâtel, Le Parvis Scène NationaleTarbes, L’arc Scène Natio-nale Le Creusot, Berliner Festspiele, Festpielhaus St Pölten. Residencies at Théâtre Sénart Scène Nationale de Lieusaint, L’arc scène nationale and Théâtre de Carouge.