Transmitting

“What the theatre has given me: the ability to escape from a small, narrow, strict world to join one that is inexhaustible and multiple, one that combines literature, poetry, politics and history. This is the theatre we work on every day, to transmit it to young audiences.”

ÉRIC RUF

As national theatre, it has always been the Comédie-Française’s mission to perform throughout France and internationally, a touring tradition that goes back to its origins. These performances outside the walls make up between 10 and 20% of its programming every season. In 2017, it gave 131 performances on tour. This season, the Troupe will be back on the road with productions that reflect the diversity of the House’s programming.

« Les Fourberies de Scapin » Molière

directed by Denis Podalydès
premiered on 20 September 2017, Salle Richelieu
ON TOUR IN FRANCE SEPT > DEC 2018

with Bakary Sangaré, Gilles David, Benjamin Lavernhe, Didier Sandre, Pauline Clément, Jean Chevalier, Élise Lhomeau, Birane Ba as well as Maïka Louakairim and Aude Rouanet of the Comédie-Française academy year of 2017-2018

« Bajazet » Jean Racine

directed by Éric Ruf
premiered on 5 April 2017, Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier
ON TOUR IN FRANCE FEB > APRIL 2019

with Coraly Zahonero, Alexandre Pavloff, Clotilde de Bayser, Laurent Natrella, Christian Gonon, Élise Lhomeau and Juliette Damy of the Comédie-Française academy year of 2017-2018

« Les Damnés » after Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco et Enrico Medioli

directed by Ivo van Hove
premiered on 6 July 2016 at the Avignon Festival and 24 September 2016, Salle Richelieu
ON TOUR INTERNATIONALLY
NEW YORK Park Avenue Armory JULY 2018
LONDON Barbican JUNE 2018

with Sylvia Bergé, Éric Génovèse, Denis Podalydès, Alexandre Pavloff*, Guillaume Gallienne, Elsa Lepoivre, Loïc Corbery, Pierre Louis-Calixte*, Adeline d’Hermy, Clément Hervieu-Léger, Jennifer Decker*, Didier Sandre, Anna Cervinka*, Christophe Montenez
(currently being cast, *alternating)

« Électre / Oreste » Euripide

directed by Ivo van Hove
to be premiered on 27 April 2019, Salle Richelieu
ON TOUR INTERNATIONALLY
GREECE Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus JULY 2019
In partnership with the Athens and Epidaurus Festival

with Claude Mathieu, Sylvia Bergé, Éric Génovèse, Bruno Raffaelli, Denis Podalydès, Elsa Lepoivre, Loïc Corbery, Suliane Brahim, Benjamin Lavernhe, Didier Sandre, Christophe Montenez, Rebecca Marder, Dominique Blanc, Gaël Kamilindi, et les comédiens de l’académie de la Comédie-Française
(currently being cast)

SINGULIS

Actors often have been carrying around a book or some text in their pocket for a long time. The Singulis series, initiated in 2015 at the Studio-Théâtre, is an opportunity to discover them in a practice that is rare for the actors of the Troupe: the alone-on-stage performance. This season they are going on tour.

ON TOUR IN FRANCE JAN > JULY 2019

  • « L’ENVERS DU MUSIC-HALL » Colette

devised and directed by Danièle Lebrun
premiered on 22 February 2017, Studio-Théâtre

  • « L’ÉVÉNEMENT » Annie Ernaux

devised and performed by Françoise Gillard
premiered on 19 April 2017, Studio-Théâtre

  • « CE QUE J'APPELLE OUBLI » Laurent Mauvignier

devised and performed by Denis Podalydès
premiered on 12 April 2012, Studio-Théâtre

  • « LES FOUS NE SONT PLUS CE QU'ILS ÉTAIENT » Raymond Devos

devised and performed by Elliot Jenicot
premiered on 22 November 2014, Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier

  • « CHAGRIN D'ÉCOLE » after Daniel Pennac

devised and performed by Laurent Natrella
premiered on 31 January 2018, Studio-Théâtre

  • « LES FORÇATS DE LA ROUTE » Albert Londres

devised and performed by Nicolas Lormeau
premiered on 21 February 2018, Studio-Théâtre