Merveille

/ Merveille

Location

Théâtre Jacques Huisman

Duration

1h15

Language

Mainly without words / French with Dutch and English surtitles

Audience

For all audiences aged +15

Dates and times

  • Vendredi 16 août 20h30

 

 

Rates

Adults

Full price: €29
Groups of 4 or more people: €20

Under 30s

Full price: €18
Groups of 4 or more people: €13

Reduced rate

Full price: €11
Groups of 4 or more people: €9

Subscription (from 5 shows)

Price per show

Adults: 19€

Under 30s: 12€

Reduced rate: 8€

And also...

  • Afterparty Concert from 10pm (programme in the making)

Jeanne Dandoy

This is the tale of a feminicide averted. This is the hope of a monumental triumph.

The show

A woman carries out a series of household chores with a sense of urgency. Is she under surveillance? In the adjacent room, the unseen presence of an irritated man is felt. A baby’s sleep is monitored through a baby monitor. They must escape from the looming threat of violence from the man whose presence haunts the house…

Merveille is a tense, wordless performance set behind closed doors, a poetic and choreographic thriller portraying an actress-dancer’s journey to escape the toxicity of her home for a gentle, luminous realm brimming with hope. Will she succeed?

Jeanne Dandoy, hailing from Namur and based in Brussels, is a versatile artist, encompassing roles as a film and theatre actress, writer, and director. She also imparts her knowledge of drama as a teacher at ESACT in Liège. Her notable works include the productions Sweet and Game Over, along with appearances in films such as Rundskop and television series like Ennemi public.

In the press

The odyssey of a heroic emancipation in the face of domestic violence. ‘Merveille’ leads us on a poignant sensory voyage, blurring the lines between magic and reality.

  • Louis Thiébaut, RTBF

The team

Text & staging Jeanne Dandoy | With Jean Fürst, Amandine Laval, Jérémy Nawasadio, Malika Aziz, Judith Ribardière, Jacqueline Crabbe, Patrick Delandtsheer, Guy Desmet, Karina Vandenbroeck, Daniel Woit | Assistant staging Judith Ribardière | Dramaturgy Jeanne Dandoy in collaboration with Jos Baker & Judith Ribardière | Scenography Amber Vandenhoeck | Assistant scenography Charlotte Hermant | Choreography and special effects Jos Baker

Produced by the Seriallilith company, in coproduction with the Théâtre des Martyrs, the Théâtre de Liège and the Coop ASBL, with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Théâtre and the Belgian federal government’s Tax Shelter, the Compagnie Maps (Résidence d’Écriture Enfants Admis), La Chaufferie acte I, the SACD Belgique, and the Centre des Écritures Dramatiques Wallonie-Bruxelles

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