Photo : La Grande Tablée © Alexandre Giraud
La Grande Tablée
Cie OpUS
Theatrical parody of a live cultural radio broadcast about the festival
From the age of 8
Once again, we’ve lost count of the number of times Pascal Rome’s Office des Phabricants d'Univers Singuliers (OpUS) has performed at Les Tombées de la Nuit. Le Grand débarras, La Veillée, La Quermesse de Ménétreux, Le Musée Bombana de Kokologo, Collier de nouilles, Le Conservatoire des Curiosités, and La Ménagerie mécanique are just a few of the theatrical fantasies concocted by these friends of the festival. This year they’re back with a small-scale open-air number: a parody of a live cultural radio show dedicated to the festival, featuring a few experts in not much at all. It is an inevitably offbeat, biting, absurd and poetic performance, in the grand tradition of OpUS creations.

They were florists, lifeguards, pet shop managers, etc… Four retirees have been selected at random to participate in Antoine Delonguy’s famous radio show, La Grande Tablée. For one evening, live and in public, they will form a surprising committee of experts invited to comment on the shows they have discovered during the festival. The concept of the show is to hear from specialists in nothing at all. These completely uninitiated observers will discuss what they have seen, perceived or tried to understand. Their discussions, illustrated by a few approximate choreographic fragments, are a mix of benevolent wisdom, distressing triviality, disarming platitudes and high-flying verbal jabs that should help festival-goers better appreciate the mysteries of contemporary artistic creation.

Based on the pitch of this small-scale open-air production, created in Niort during the Panique au Dancing festival, OpUS will be able to unleash its sense of fantasy and absurdity, and deliver a fierce critique and self-criticism of the world of festivals and the performing arts. In short, it is a new absurd, funny and offbeat, inventive and light-hearted show in the grand tradition of OpUS, which delights us every time with their skill and incessant blurring of the lines between fiction and reality.


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Office des Phabricants d’Univers Singuliers (OpUS) has been applying Pascal Rome’s poetic and offbeat vision of the world of theatre to the fullest since 1995, causing a great deal of laughter in the process. In this picturesque artistic language, full of humanity, humour and quirkiness, celebrating outsider art and inventors of all kinds, the creations shake up the usual conventions of performance and establish a unique relationship with spectators. As a long-time friend of Les Tombées de la Nuit, OpUS has already presented the large-scale production, La Quermesse de Ménétreux (premiere), and theatrical installations and shows, including Le Musée Bombana de Kokologo, Collier de nouilles, Conservatoire des Curiosités, and La Ménagerie mécanique. After L’Excursion in Laillé (creation), then La Veillée (2014 and 2018) and Le Grand Débarras (2019 creation), Pascal and his team are back for this radio parody created at their home base in Niort for the dance festival Panique au Dancing, in 2019 and 2021.


Conception, mise en scène : Pascal Rome
Mise en jeu : Pascal Rome et Ronan Letourneur
Interprétation : Ronan Letourneur, Emmanuelle Vein, Pascal Rome, Jacques Bourdeau, Louis Maestro.
Avec l’aimable participation du Doc Ravarguez, Jacky Leleu, Dominique Lecoq
Régie : François Coiteux

Friday 08 July 2022
19:15 > 20:15
Cloître de L’Église Saint-Mélaine, Rennes
Saturday 09 July 2022
19:15 > 20:15
Cloître de L’Église Saint-Mélaine, Rennes

Métro : Sainte-Anne • Bus : C3, Arrêt Thabor · 31, Arrêt George Sand · C1, C5, 9, 11, Arrêt Sévigné • Vélo Star : Place Hoche

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