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Presentation of extracts of L'Hiver sous la Table
As part of Ooh-La-La week at the Cockpit, we are proud to present a half hour work-in-progress extract of the French play "L'Hiver sous la table". First shown in 1994 in German in Germany, it has since been translated into several different languages and performed all over the world. It was first performed in France in 1997, to be revived in a multi-award-winning version in 2004 at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris in 2004, starring Isabelle Carré and Dominique Pinon (of Amélie fame).
As far as we know, it is the first time that extracts of the play will be seen in London.
This is the tender tale of Florence, a charming young translator who in hard times decides to sublet the space under her work desk to an illegal immigrant, Dragomir. This delightful absurdist piece explores the themes of immigration, difference, integration and love with great warmth and humour.
We would love you to join us as part of this week of Francophone culture at The Cockpit and encounter the world of Florence, Dragomir and friends, as they meet, connect, and disconnect through language, music and choreography.
Director Jessica Boyde is a French/English actress who worked in France for 14 years, before relocating back to the UK in 2011. In France she was co-director of bilingual theatre company The Anglo-French Theatre Project. She has worked on stage, film and television in France and the UK.
Cast: Aurélie Harp, Simon Boyle, Jessica Boyde
Choreographer: Morag Cross