"Les Gros Patinent Bien" at Théâtre Saint-Georges: an award-winning cartoon Odyssey

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on January 26th, 2024 at 11:43 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the world of "Les Gros Patinent Bien", awarded Best Public Theater Show at the Molières 2022, at Théâtre Saint-Georges until April 20, 2024.

"Les Gros Patinent Bien", the ingenious creation by Pierre Guillois and Olivier Martin-Salvan, invites you to an unparalleled theatrical adventure at the Théâtre Saint-Georges. This play, already applauded by over 200,000 spectators, stands out for its originality and ingenuity, using cardboard as the main vehicle for its aesthetics and storytelling.

The show opens on the plains of the Far North, where the protagonist, cursed by an accidentally captured mermaid, escapes his curse on skates, scooters and even a cardboard airplane. His journey takes him across Scotland and south on the back of a mule, in search of love and adventure, while meeting a cast of colorful characters.

What sets"Les Gros Patinent Bien" apart is its unique approach to staging: an actor in a three-piece suit remains seated, while his sidekick, in a bathing suit, animates the space with hundreds of pieces of cardboard representing various elements of their journey. This explosion of wacky, brilliant ideas offers a theatrical experience that combines humor, poetry and a significant dose of madness, recalling the spirit of cartoons and Shakespearean epics.

The play was awarded the Molière for Best Public Theater Show in 2022, testifying to its critical and popular success. Audiences aged 11 and over are invited to join us on this poetic, madcap odyssey, where every moment is a promise of surprise and entertainment.

For a memorable evening of laughter, imagination and visual spectacle,"Les Gros Patinent Bien" is an invitation to rediscover theater in a new and innovative light.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From September 15th, 2023 to April 20th, 2024



    51 rue Saint-Georges
    75009 Paris 9

    Accessibility info

    €30.6 - €38.3

    Recommended age
    From 11 years old

    Official website


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