Porteur d’eau

From20/12 on30/12/2015 Salle de l’Œil vert

Denis Laujol / Lorent Wanson


This play, whose creation was initiated on the occasion of the Aube Boraine (Mons 2015), brings you into the world of cycling. Indeed, the porteurs d’eau (a “water carriers”) are these cyclists who work in the shadow of their leader who they resupply, help out, bring the victory to and whose excesses they have to deal with. No flowers, no podium. Denis Laujol based himself on the story of one of these Post-war Belgian cyclists, Florent Mathieu, a local star in the Borinage (Belgium) who filled this position his during several Tours de France. Even if this play belongs to an old period of time, we are not simply told a succession of nostalgic anecdotes because the actor, before choosing theatre, began a career in cycling. His complicity with the director Lorent Wanson has allowed them to have a reflection about heroism, courage, work and humility, Armstrong, Merckx, humour, philosophy and Sancho Panza.

In French

>> Follow training Denis Laujol for the preparation of the show on the blog : La Gonze du cycliste


Author and actor Denis Laujol

With the collaboration of Lorent Wanson, Julien Jaillot, Nathalie Borlée, Stéphane Arcas and Marc Doutrepont

Un spectacle initié dans le cadre de l’Aube Boraine (Mons 2015)

Coproducers La Charge du Rhinocéros, Théâtre Epique, Théâtre de Namur, Théâtre Le Public, Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Théâtre de Liège, Ad Hominem


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