We will have seen everything!: a crazy café-concert takes over the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

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The Editor

During 3 performances, Flannan Obé and his three sidekicks Pierre Lebon, Marie Gautrot, and Delphine Dussaux revive the quirky spirit of café-concerts that reigned in France between 1850 and 1920. A repertoire that may seem a bit outdated, presented here with a modernity, a twist, and a joy for life that is delightfully charming. Talented musicians, a staging as simple as it is clever, intriguing music - let me tell you, before "On aura tout vu" (You Haven't Seen Anything Yet)!
On aura tout vu ! © Olivier Lalane

Welcome to the cabaret

Here is a show that is sure to take you on a real journey through time. On stage, 4 artists, each in turn actors, singers, clowns, musicians, dancers, divas, or acrobats, come to breathe new life into the often overlooked masterpieces of Erik Satie, Aristide Bruant, Yvette Guilbert, and Hervé. Titles that may surprise, but without a doubt, it works. The vocal performances are dazzling, the staging is extremely well thought out, and the captivating rhythm never falters.

We will have seen everything! © Olivier Lalane

This results in a fantastic show, where the 4 performers alternate between hilarious burlesque scenes, philosophical reflections, and social questions, all with disconcerting fluidity and ease. One will especially appreciate the ingenuity of the set, which appears very simple, but adds another dimension to the show thanks to its rotating stage, integrated stairs, and adjoining piano. A whole that immediately immerses us in the atmosphere of a traveling show, accustomed to going from small venue to small venue... with all the (fake) technical problems that may arise!

A resolutely contemporary show

Thanks to these works that some would describe as from another time, our 4 accomplices, 2 of whom hide behind the conception of the show, its staging, as well as the creation of costumes and sets, deliver a quality performance, sometimes deep and intimate, sometimes light and playful, to paint a very modern portrait of society. Between political demands, desire for physical love or the need for wonder and escape, they remind us in their own way that human concerns never really change. And what better example than the final song, which actually gives its name to the show, which talks about a funny, slightly wobbly era, ultimately not so different from our own...

We will see it all! A night at the café-concert
11th Palazzetto Bru Zane Festival
Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
37 bis, boulevard de la Chapelle – 10th
From June 14 to 16, 2024
Prices: Between 10 and 26 euros

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