Paris has long since boasted a vibrant stage culture, its streets dotted with grandiose theatres staging one great classic after another. Yet experiencing Paris’s theatre scene can be a struggle for anyone whose language skills are a little shaky, let alone for someone with no French at all.
Thankfully, the UK’s European Theatre Company Bred in the Bone is on the case. From February 27 to March 1 they are holding their very first Festival of British Theatre at the Théâtre de Ménilmontant in the 20th arrondissement. Designed to cater especially to a multicultural audience, all of the events will be performed either in English or in French and simultaneously translated into the other language.
Bred in the Bone will present their own shows as well as performances by guest troupes. There’s plenty in store for the weekend: events range from a retelling of the legend of Orpheus to a performance of poetry and music titled 'Your so called love', a music show from the Celtic isles, and a discussion of British and European theatre of the past thirty years with Simon Usher and Colin Ellwood.