This is the story of a man who, having lost everything and being haunted by his past as a convict, sacrifices himself for the wellbeing of a young girl that fate entrusts him with.
It is the story of a victimised woman who has no choice but to sell her body and abandon her child. And that of a fanatic and tireless cop. That of a kid in the streets, insolent and free.
A story of iniquitous justice. Of mankind’s inner struggle between good and bad. Of a chase that lasts many years and a man whose conscience is continuously tested.
This is the story of a desperate people who rise up to defend their ideals, even if it takes them their last breath.
With Nativity figurines as heroes, a table as battlefield, a biscuit box that symbolises the Thénardier inn: this version of Les Misérables is insanely creative!
Large, precise, romantic and committed.
based on the novel by Victor Hugo
a performance created by Karine Birgé & Marie Delhaye
cast Karine Birgé, Marie Delhaye, Julie Nathan, Naïma Triboulet (alternating)
co-directors Félicie Artaud & Agnès Limbos
writing collaborator Françoise Lott
sound Guillaume Istace
lighting Dimitri Joukovsky
sculptures Evandro Serodio
scenography Frédérique de Montblanc
large constructions Alain Mayor & Sylvain Daval
small constructions Zoé Tenret
small costumes Françoise Colpé
large painting Eugénie Obolensky
technicians Dimitri Joukovsky, Karl Descarreaux (alternating)
production Compagnie Karyatides
co-production Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre Jean Arp, Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes
with the support of the French Community − Service du Théâtre, SACD, La montagne magique, Jacques Franck cultural centre, La Grande Ourse, la Roseraie, CarréRotondes, Les Chiroux, Théâtre du Papyrus
photos Alice Piemme, Yves Gabriel