Les Particules élémentaires / Michel Houellebecq

There is no doubt that Michel Houellebecq is one of the greatest writers living in the world today. He is one of the only French authors whose writings, served by such a stunning poetic strength, are dedicated to the decryption of Western society in its deepest contradictions.

 

Interestingly, it is the first time that one of his novels has been adapted for the stage in France. However,  it has been several years now since Dutch and German directors tried to stage his writings. More than a potential fear to take over Houellebecq's subversive themes, I think most French theater people have never read his novels. They stick to Houellebecq's reputation of backward-looking, islamophobic writer, keen on Thai prostitution, without realizing that he makes us the envy of the world.

 

I do not wish to fix this injustice. Michel Houellebecq does not need us for that.

 

 

Julien GOSSELIN, July 2013

 

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LES PARTICULES ELEMENTAIRES / ATOMISED based on the novel by Michel Houellebecq / published éditions Flammarion (1998)

ADAPTATION, SCENOGRAPHY AND STAGE DIRECTION Julien Gosselin

 

WITH Guillaume Bachelé, Joseph Drouet, Denis Eyriey, Antoine Ferron, Noémie Gantier,

Alexandre Lecroc-Lecerf, Marine de Missolz, Caroline Mounier, Victoria Quesnel, Tiphaine Raffier

AND WITH (tournée 2017/2018) Carine Goron, Géraldine Roguez et Maxence Vandevelde

MUSICAL CREATION Guillaume Bachelé

 

TECHNICAL MANAGER AND LIGHTING DESIGNER Nicolas Joubert

VIDEO DESIGNER Pierre Martin

SOUND DESIGNER Julien Feryn

VIDEO TOUR 2017/2017 Jérémie Bernaert

 

COSTUMES Caroline Tavernier

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Yann Lesvenan

 

ADMINISTRATION / PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION Eugénie Tesson

TOUR ORGANIZATION & COMMUNICATION Emmanuel Mourmant

ADMINISTRATION Paul Lacour-Lebouvier

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Nicolas Ahssaine

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Vianney Brunin

 

PRODUCTION Si vous pouviez lécher mon cœur

 

COPRODUCTION Théâtre du Nord, Théâtre national Lille Tourcoing région Hauts-de-France ; Festival d’Avignon ;

le Phénix de Valenciennes ; La Rose des vents, scène nationale Villeneuve d’ascq ; Théâtre de Vanves ; le Mail, scène culturelle de Soissons

 

WITH MCC / DRAC Hauts-deFrance ; Région Hauts-de-France ; Ville de Lille ; SACD Beaumarchais ; Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Mouche

 

Season 13/14: Festival d’Avignon / Théâtre du Nord, Lille / Théâtre de Vanves / Le Mail, Soissons / Festival Radikal Jung, Munich / La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d’Ascq / TEAT, La Réunion / Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal (Festival Transamériques) / Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (Festival Foreign Affairs)

 

Season 14/15: Théâtre National de l’Odéon (Ateliers Berthier) / Le Quartz, Brest / TNB, Rennes / Le Phénix, Valenciennes / La Filature, Mulhouse / Lieu Unique, Nantes / L’Espal, Le Mans / Théâtre d’Evreux (Festival Automne en Normandie) / Le Préau, Vire / CDR, Tours / La Criée, Marseille / Théâtres en Dracénie, Draguignan / CNCDC, Châteauvallon / La Comédie, Saint-Etienne / La Comédie, Valence / Château Rouge, Annemasse / Les Célestins, Lyon / Théâtre des 2 rives, Rouen / La Faïencerie, Creil / Théâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper / La Comédie, Clermont-Ferrand  / MC2, Grenoble / TNT, Toulouse / Le Théâtre de Lorient / CDN d'Orléans / TAP, Poitiers / Moulin du Roc, Niort / Nouveau Théâtre, Besançon / Théâtre Vidy, Lausanne / Espace Malraux, Chambéry / Bonlieu, Annecy / Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan / Nouveau Théâtre d'Angers, Angers / L'Onde, Vélizy / Sherover Theater, Jérusalem (Israël Festival) / HTH, Montpellier /

 

Season 15/16: Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

 

Season 16/17: Festival d'Athènes

 

Season 16/17: Théâtre National de l'Odéon / Festival Romaeuropa, Rome / Les Théâtres de la Ville / Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg / La Coursive, La Rochelle / Théâtre National, Bruxelles / Le Volcan, Le Havre / Le Phénix, Valenciennes / DeSingel, Anvers

 

 

 

 

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