2025, somewhere between Denmark and Greenland. Six strangers are lured by an anonymous letter into stowing away on a former luxury cruise ship bound for Greenland. On the way there, the boat towing the cruise ship abandons in on the high seas. Our strangers will drift away in international waters until they find themselves trapped in the ice…

ARCTIC is a political thriller featuring six characters trapped in a scheme devised to make them disappear. In her new production, Anne-Cecile Vandalem once more uses the language of cinema in the service of a theatrical and musical fable of the future.


TOUR 2018

2018, From January 23rd to February 3rd  – Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles (Be)

February 2018, From 8 to 10 – Théâtre de Namur (Be)

February 2018, 16 & 17 – Comédie de Reims – Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe (Fr)

2018, June 30th & July 1st – Festival au Carré – Mars – Mons Arts de la scène (Fr)

 

TOUR  2018/2019

July 2018, from 18 to 24 – Festival d’Avignon (Fr)

October 2018, 11th – International Theatre Forum TEART, Minsk (By)

November 2018, 7 & 8 – Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre (Fr)

November 2018, 15 & 16 – Le Festival les Boréales, Caen (Fr)

November 2018, from 21 to 24 – Le Théâtre de Liège (Be)

November 2018, 29 & 30 – Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne (Fr)

January 2019, from 8 to 11 – Les Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon (Fr)

2019, From January 16th to February 10th – L’Odéon, Théâtre de l’Europe (Fr)

February 2019, 14 & 15 – La Comédie de Saint-Etienne (Fr)

April 2019, 4 & 5 – FIND Festival / Schaubühne (De)


Written and directed by Anne-Cécile Vandalem
Premiere on January 23rd 2018 at Theatre National Wallonie-Bruxelles 

 

Conception, writing, direction Anne-Cécile Vandalem
Set design Ruimtevaarders
Dramaturgy Nils Haarmann, Sarah Seignobosc
Original music and sound design Pierre Kissling
Lighting design Enrico Bagnoli
Sound engineering Antoine Bourgain
Video design, direction of photography, operator Federico D’Ambrosio
Edition Yannick Leroy
Operator Lou Vernin, Leonor Malamatenios, Tom Gineyts
Costume design Laurence Hermant
Make-up, hair and wigs design Sophie Carlier
Props design Fabienne Müller
Technical direction and stage management Damien Arrii, Marc Defrise, Benoit Ausloos
Assistant director Sarah Seignobosc
Video management Frédéric Nicaise
Light management Léonard Clarys, Isabel Scheck
Sound management Théo Jonval, Cédric Otte
Stage management Julien Desmet, Clara Pinguet, Baptiste Wattier
Paintings, decoration Laurie Crochelet, Eugénie Obolensky, Alberto Sebastiani
Construction, woodwork,ironwork Joachim Hesse, Pierre Jardon, Laurent Notte, Yves Philippaert, Dominique Pierre, Bruno Verlaet
Confection costumes Nicole Moris, Nathalie Willems
Dresser Jeanne Wintquin
Puppet conception Kirsty Durman
Puppet coach Patrick Gautron
Bear patina Raphaëlle Debattice
Wig design Séverine Martin
Intern director’s assistantship Sophie Jallet, Anthony Rossi
Intern costumes and make-up Elisabeth Bosquet
Intern paintings, decoration Anna Galy, Camille Collin, Marie Menzaghi
Intern costume’s confection Pauline Aschoff, Alice Barbier
Intern woodwork Jani Afar
Catering Michel Jurowicz, Atlantiko Catering
Press management (France) Dorothée Duplan, Flore Guiraud, Louise Dubreuil
Press management (Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles) Sophie Dupavé
Graphic design Sylvie Goncalves / Miam’s
Translation (English) and surtittles  Frédéric Génicot /Babel Subtitling, Claire Wilcock
Translation (Russian) Maria Gorkovskaya, Thomas Devos         
Production Assistantship Daria Bubalo
Tour management Marie Charrieau
Executive production Audrey Brooking

 

With
Frédéric Dailly
Guy Dermul
Eric Drabs
Véronique Dumont
Philippe Grand’Henry
Epona Guillaume
Zoé Kovacs
Gianni Manente
Louisa Nguyen Duy
Jean-Benoit Ugeux / Antoine Herniotte
Mélanie Zucconi

 

CREATION
Das Fräulein (Kompanie) (Be),  Studio Théâtre national Wallonie-Bruxelles (Be)
PRODUCER
Das Fräulein (Kompanie) (Be)
COPRODUCERS
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Be), Théâtre de Namur (Be), Théâtre de Liège (Be), MARS/Mons Arts de la scène (Be), Volcan-Scène nationale du Havre (Fr), L’Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe (Fr), Les Théâtres de la Ville du Luxembourg (Lu), Comédie de Reims  – Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe (Fr), Comédie de Caen – Festival les Boréales (Fr), Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne – Scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration (Fr), Les Célestins – Lyon (Fr), Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, La Coop asbl & Shelter Prod (Be)
SET-UP AND COSTUMES CONSTRUCTION
Workshop of the Theatre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
SUPPORTS
ING, tax shelter du gouvernement fédéral de Belgique, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Service Théâtre

 

Extras : Anne-Laure Armand, Damien Arrii, Louise Bailly, Yasin Bazah, Ghislaine Broeckaert, Valérie Colin, David Cordowisk, Inge Decooman, Sophie Deraemaeker, Mario Domlis, Aurélie Doutriaux, El Morahet El Hadi, Nell Geeraerd, Cécile Hoornaert, Jean-Baptiste Maxime, Kerlou Maxime, Nasrine Kheltent, Océane Kins, Chantal Kissling, Louis-Karl Kovach, Lisa-Charlotte Lardeau, Marie Maes, Céline Martin, Dominique Michiels, Nathalie Mignano, Emilie Minguet, Elise Moreau, Peggy Nachon, Antoine Plaisant, Jessica Rampelberg, Stéphane Rimbert, Françoise Schmidt, Gautier Simon, Diané Souleymane, Alyssa Tzavaras, Anne-Marie Vandendries, Jean-Luc Vangasen, Laurens Von Doesburg.


Thanks
: Michel Van Slijpe, Benoit Hennaut, Stéphane Olivier, Dominique Roodthooft, Françoise Vandalem, Walter Vos, Benoît Roland, Jennifer Fernandez, Xavier Van Aerssen, Joren De Cooman, Florian Vuille, Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Arié van Egmond, Vincent Pinckaerts, Vincent Lécuyer, Marianne Pousseur, Selma Alaoui, Julien Béchara, Patrick Corillon, Sébastien Tixier, Groupe Pierre,  Lady Monsters, Greenpeace, SDWorks +++