From the writer of Les Miserables
and the Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Man Who Laughs
based on Victor Hugo’s gothic epic
(premiere March 2007)
“Mankind is a mouth, of which I am the cry”
“ One night, one night of storm, a little deserted child, an orphan, alone in this immeasurable creation, I made my entrance into this darkness which you call society; the first thing I saw was the law, under the form of a gallows; the second was riches, your riches, under the form of a woman dead of cold and hunger; the third, the future, under the form of a child, left to die; the fourth, goodness, truth and justice, under the figure of a vagabond whose sole friend and companion was a wolf.”
This adventure begins on the coast of Cornwall in a stormy night, where Footsbarn began it’s own epic journey 35 years ago and our protagonists are travelling clowns. Set against the background of a Shakespearean world we travel to Southwark fair and the royal court in London.
An epic, a great human adventure to be told simply and fully, what’s more exciting ?
The play is in rehearsal from December till it's opening in March 2007, the first performances will be as always at our base in Hérisson.
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