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Voila! Festival

Voilà! The Frenglish theatre festival - 2 to 13 November

From 02/11/2016 at 07:00 to 13/11/2016 at 23:00

Voila is coming – with a welcoming, friendly, upbeat soiree to kick off the festival with a bang and a party on Wednesday 2nd Nov and the usual drink-up in the bar following Pulcinella on the last night on Saturday 13th. And in between, there'll be comedy, new-writing, classics, kids shows, improv, dance and film, in English, in French or both!

Also, Voilà! The Europeans are coming! This year Voila features an equal number of English-speaking companies and French-speaking ones, all inspired by francophone cultures. This year four companies are travelling from France, one from Belgium and one from Edinburgh. The others are London based.

The Foreigners are coming! The Cockpit is supporting Psychedlight by lending in-kind support to their comedy play made by and about refugees, this year’s Voilà flagship show.

The Theatres are coming! We are delighted that other spaces are interested in joining Voilà and very excited that the unique Conway Hall is presenting a show as part of the festival.

  • Voilà! Festival Opening Night - 1hr of comedy and an overview of the programme - Wednesday 2 November at 7pm (free)
  • Borderline - A comedy on the Calais 'jungle' with and by refugees (in English, with French, Pashto, Farsi and Arabic) - Wednesday 2 November at 8.30pm, Thursday 3 November at 7pm, Sunday 6 November at 4pm
  • Le Grand Meaulnes, a reverie (bilingual show) - Wednesday 2 November at 7.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Nadja after André Breton "André? André?... You will write a novel about me" (in English) - Thursday 2 November at 8.30pm, Friday 4 November at 10pm, Tuesday 8 November at 8.30pm
  • Les Derniers Chants de Lucan (The Last Songs of Lucan) - An experimental short film with a live score - Thursday 3 November at 10pm (free)
  • Précieuses Ridicules #2016 - Take #Moliere, add #London2016 and mix in #Tinder (bilingual show) - Friday 4 November at 8.30pm, Saturday 5 November at 6pm
  • Resources of Quinola - 99°C = water. 100°C = steam. 1°C makes all the difference (in English) - Friday 4 November at 7pm, Wednesday 9 November at 8.30pm
  • Des Fraises en Janvier - Romantic intrigue or the game of truth and lies (in French) - Saturday 5 November at 7.30pm and Thursday 10 November at 7pm
  • Improv Match: FBI vs. Mons Belgium - Improv sport-match d'impro. Two teams, you decide - Saturday 5 November at 9pm
  • Boy's Club - A gender-bending satire on inequality (bilingual show) - Sunday 6 November at 6.30pm
  • Cactus Comedy - A new generation of prickly French humour - Sunday 6 November at 6pm
  • Sister Mary Does VOILA - All the fun of Sister Mary but with a French twist! (in English) - Monday 7 November at 7pm
  • Médée Kali - Laurent Gaudé's sequel to the myth of Medea (in French) - Tuesday 8 November at 7pm, Friday 11 November at 8.30pm
  • Macbeth - A French translation with a fresh perspective (in French) - Wednesday 9 November at 7pm
  • SPECTATEUR(S), un accident de théâtre - An uplifting French play (and maybe more...) (the play is in French, but will be punctuated by some quick recaps and songs in English) - Thursday 10 November at 8.30pm, Friday 11 November at 7pm
  • Worldwidewestern - Keyboard shortcuts and internal rides (mostly in English) - Friday 11 November at 7pm and 8.45pm
  • Two to tune - A sweaty game celebrating instinct - Friday 11 November at 10pm
  • The Wonderful World of Lapin - It's the world's tastiest carrot competition! (in English) - Saturday 12 November at 11am and 12am
  • Pulcinella - A French quartet and its omnivorious jazz - Sunday 13 November at 7.30pm
  • CHAT! - A musical adventure on the parisian roofs - Sunday 13 November at 3pm

Full programme here

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