Andromaque, les héritiers

grand théâtre - phénix

  • 2018
    • Thu. 18 January. > 20h
    • Fri. 19 January. > 20h
    • Tue. 23 January. > 20h
    • Wed. 24 January. > 20h
    • Thu. 25 January. > 20h
    • Fri. 26 January. > 20h
    • Sat. 27 January. > 20h


tarif A 23 € / 20 € / 18 € / 16 €
carte phénix 18 € / 14 € / 10 €

theatre premieres, associate artists, campus...

based from Jean Racine
scenography Damien Chardonnet-Darmaillacq

Damien Chardonnet-Darmaillacq states loud and clear his love for Racine’s masterpiece, Andromaque. He has the ambition to unveil the lines of force of a play telling here and now a society dwelling on its glorious past, whose hopes are vanishing as it begins to withdraw on itself.
Why adapting Racine on stage in 2018 ? To this difficult question, the director simply answers that theatre as he sees it is always echoing our time, especially Andromaque, a highly political play according to him. Four main characters, Andromaque, Hermione, Oreste and Pyrrhus live in different territories, drawing a political geography of love. The characters seem incapable of speaking with one another or sharing their territory. They are stuck behind their intimate and geographical frontiers. To tell our contemporary story, we must tell it with gorgeous language. Meanwhile, the work of Denis Guéguin -Warlikowski’s collaborator – embraces characters deeply involved in their own image, only interested in their own story.


with Lauriane Escaffre, Gurshad Shaheman, Luc Cerutti, Xavier Bazin, Gilles Vandeweerd
vidéo Denis Guéguin
scénography Aurélie Lemaignen
regie Rémi Cabaret

residency le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création


> rencontre avec l’équipe artistique à l’issue de chaque représentation

> résidence au phénix du 2 au 27 janvier 2018

> spectacle présenté également au Manège (Maubeuge), les 30 et 31 janvier 2018

The European creative hub enabled his young company – which settled in Valenciennes – to produce Andromaque, as it supports artists choosing to settle in the Hauts-de-France region. The play benefited from mentorship during its production, under the watchful eye of Claire Dupont, Director of Premisses (office of production and support of artists backed by le Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris). Damien Chardonnet-Darmaillacq’s company benefits from a shared residency at Le Manège in Maubeuge (run by Géraud Didier). The Centre Dramatique de Rouen- run by David Bobée – also welcomes the play and supports its production.

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