VOILA! 2nd - 13th November 2016
The Cockpit presents the annual Frenglish festival
NOVEMBER 2ND - 13TH 2016
Voila! is a unique annual rendez-vous where francophone and anglophone cultures meet, through performance.
For the fourth year in a row, Voila! proposes an eclectic program showcasing theatre in French, in English, or both, that is sure to piqué your interest!
This year, Voila returns. Avec attitude.
Brexit will mean London becomes less international, less multicultural, more closed and narrower in its appeal and scope. No it will not. It will mean the reverse. Because renewed determination to relate across boundaries, take control and flourish will follow any tendency to contain or restrict our city to national anxieties.
Voila! The French are coming! This year Voila features an equal number of English-speaking companies and French-speaking ones, all inspired by francophone cultures. We started with London-based companies: this year four companies are travelling from France 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 Voila flagship show.
The Theatres are coming! We are delighted that other spaces are interested in joining Voila and very excited that the unique Conway Hall is presenting a show as part of Voila
Voila is coming! – To kick off the festival we’ll be showing tasters of all the shows featured, and are inviting press to joins us on Wednesday 2nd November at 7pm to experience the unique and diverse atmosphere Voila creates and enjoy a drinks reception. This will be followed by a performance of our flagship show BORDERLINE
Voila. And again Voila. Le beat goes on. Le spectacle continue. All welcome. Passports not required.
Un événement incontournable sur le calendrier culturel de Londres!
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*If you are interested in becoming a Voila Volunteer, accompanying and engaging with the companies and audiences throughout the festival period, please contact voilafestthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Voila%20Volunteer)
Can't decide what to see? Want to immerse yourself in French language, while being entertained? Fancy bingeing on theatre for ten days, instead of being out in the cold? For the third year running, we are bringing back J'adore Voila! Festival Pass. And you're going to love it.
Book two shows and for a little extra (you'll never pay more than £29) you can come and see anything you want during the festival, subject to availability. (Please check online or phone the box-office on the day to check shows aren't sold out.)
£29 (Two tickets for two different shows must be purchased at the same time to apply.)
Here's how it works.
Select your two shows and the Festival Pass will be added automatically at checkout bringing the total you pay up to £29 all in. That's it.
Now you can attend your two shows - and turn up to any other event that you fancy.
All you need to do is phone us on the day of the event to check availability: 0207 258 2925.
Be sure to print your booking confirmation - or make a note of the booking number. You will need it, plus ID, when you come along to the theatre.