Une mort dans la famille

From22/03 on24/03/2023 Salle de la Grande Main

Alexander Zeldin

Alexander Zeldin, a young English writer and director who is associated with L’Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe and the National Theatre in London, writes his first play in French and it is a resounding success, as complete as it is poignant. Alongside his troupe of professional and amateur actors, the British native tackles what society hides away from view with tenderness and a startling sense of humour: old age, daily life in nursing homes and the loss of a loved one. Alice lives with her two teenage children, Alex and Oliv’, who are preparing to commemorate the death of their father, who died one year prior. Marguerite, the grandmother played by Marie Christine Barrault, also lives in the home. The grandmother, who is not fully self-sufficient, must live out the rest of her days in an EPHAD (a residential home for dependant elderly people). The play, which unfolds over three acts and combines social hyper-realism and classical tragedy, is masterfully intimate and brings to mind the ignominy of recent events. Nothing is neglected here, but it is not heavy either because this ‘social theatre’ helps us to alleviate our deepest fears together.

Programme de salle


Avec Marie Christine Barrault, Thierry Bosc, Nicole Dogué,Elios Levy,  Annie Mercier, Karidja Touré, Catherine Vinatier.

Et Nita Alonso, Flores Cardo, Dominique de Lapparent, Françoise Rémont, Marius Yelolo

Et Aliocha Delmotte


Texte et mise en scène Alexander Zeldin

Scénographie et costumes Natasha Jenkins

Son Josh Anio Grigg

Lumière Marc Williams

Travail du mouvement Marcin Rudy

Dramaturgie et collaboration artistique Kenza Berrada

Collaboration artistique : Marcus Garzon et Robin Ormond

Assistanat à la mise en scène Kenza Berrada

Assistanat costumes Gaïssiry Sall

Fabrication décor Ateliers de construction de l’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe – Paris

Production Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe – Paris

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Comédie de Genève, Théâtre de Liège, Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand

Remerciements Dr. Frédéric Bloch, Laure Adler, Mia Hansen Løve, Armelle De Cadoudal, Anne Hirsch, Corine Goldberger, Patrick Collardot, Jessica Aigle, Kimberly Joseph, aux résidentes, résidents et à l’équipe de l’Ehpad Péan à Paris



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