The Andersen Project

Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

26 January 2006 - 18 February 2006 / 19:45, 14:00

£7 12 16 21 26 30
+ Superseat (pay £5 more)

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In what has become a hallmark of his dazzling solo projects, Lepage weaves the story of a Québécois artist whose travels and chance encounters take him on a voyage of understanding and self-discovery.

In this new work, Lepage assumes the role of a distracted young writer, in Paris at the invitation of the Opera Garnier, commissioned to create the libretto for a children’s opera based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

The Andersen Project is freely inspired by Andersen's timeless fables, The Dryad and The Shadow, and draws from the Danish author’s visit to France during the Paris World’s Fair. The production questions sexual identity, unfulfilled fantasies and the thirst for recognition and fame that are taken from Andersen’s own life and writings.

barbicanbite06 in association with Cultural Industry
Produced by Ex Machina
Written, directed and performed by Robert Lepage
Script collaborators Peder Bjurman and Marie Gignac

Performance times: 19:45; also 11 Feb at 14:00
Running time: 125 mins / no interval
Please note: no re-admission

Audio Described Performance: 11 Feb 14:00
Touch Tour: 11 Feb 13:00

Age guidance: 16+

This event is part of:

Québec Canada

Co-produced by barbicanbite06, La Comète (scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne) Le Grand Théâtre de Québec; Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal; Le Théâtre du Trident, Québec; le Festival d'automne à Paris; Maison des Arts, Creteil; The Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation

With the support of Québec Government Office, London and Foreign Affairs Canada/avec l’appui d’Affaires étrangères Canada


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