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5 to 25 July
19h25 à 21h25

Respite on 11, 18, Including shuttle time

La Patinoire (the Rink)

About Tribes

Beth and Christopher are two university scholars about to retire. Their three adult children come back to live at home. Billy, the youngest, is deaf. He learned lip-reading and oralism. He falls in love with Sylvia, born from deaf parents, who introduces him to the deaf community. Their love becomes an explosive pointer for this family trapped in its rules and biases. Behind the mask of education, language, irony, fights as expressions of their love, lie many more sorrows. The family, the tribe, as the prime location of violence and inequalities.

The author Nina Raine

An Oxford graduate, Nina Raine started her carreer as intern director at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Her first play – Rabbit, which she also directed – was a success and earned her many awards.
Tribes is a commission from the Royal Court Theatre and received the Offie award.
As a director, Nina Raine also staged Shades, as well as Jumpy. Her latest work is a staging of William Boyd’s Longing at Hampstead Theatre.

The director Mélanie Leray

After the school of the TNB (Rennes), Mélanie Leray was a co-founder of the Théâtre des Lucioles, and then created in 2012 her own company: the Compagnie 2052.
She started directing at the Penitentiary Center for Women in Rennes and directed 9 shows since 2004. Her latest creation Girls and Boys by Denis Kelly was awarded the 2019 Moliere du Seul en Scène.

Photo gallery

©Ivan Verbizh

5 to 25 July
19h25 à 21h25

20.50€ - Full price
14€ - Off price
9€ - Pro price
Spectacle Category:
Director :
Mélanie Leray
Casting :

Author: Nina Raine

With : Leslie Bouchet, Luca Gelberg, Bernadette Le Saché, Anaïs Muller, Thomas Pasquelin, Jean-Philippe Vidal

Translation: Theo Hakola with the help of Mélanie Leray
Sign language translation and coach: Boucif Moussa
Direction assistant:Vincent Voisin / Claire Ingrid Cottançeau
Lights: Christian Dubet / Tugdual Tremel
Video: Cyrille Leclercq
Sound:Jérôme leray
Set: Jean-Pierre Girault
Costumes: Danila Fatovich / Mélanie Leray
Stage manager:Tugdual Tremel

Executive production Compagnie 2052
Coproduction MCB° Bourges ; MC2 : Grenoble ; Le Canal, théâtre du pays de Redon.
Supported by: Ministère de la Culture / Drac Bretagne; Région Bretagne; ARTCENA, Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre; Ville de Rennes; Comité de Lecture du Rond-Point, Paris; Agefiph
With the Financial Support of Spectacle vivant en Bretagne, the MCB° BOurges and the MC2 Grenoble.
The play is represented by Renauld & Richardson in French speaking countries in agreement with United Agents London.


La Patinoire (the Rink)
Accessible uniquement en navette
(départ 2 rue des écoles), France


Compagnie 2052
Avignon Contact (pro only) :
Martin Lorenté
+33 (0)6 31 51 53 48