Gargantua, the play adapted from Rabelais, at Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse

Published by Sara de Sortiraparis · Published on November 10th, 2023 at 12:10 p.m.
Gargantua, a classic to relive the epicurean work of French literature at the Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse in Paris, from October 24 to December 19, 2023.

The show that brings one of French literature 's most famous characters to the stage, "Gargantua" , runs at the Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse in Paris from October 24, 2023 to December 19, 2023. Gargantua, François Rabelais's anti-hero, is a great classic adapted for the stage, with a hint of drama, a good dose of humor and infinite inventiveness.

Adapted and performed by Pierre-Olivier Mornas, the play is a bold and vibrant immersion into the world of "Gargantua". The show comes to life before your very eyes: Gargamelle gives birth through the ear to Gargantua, who immediately calls out: "Drink! Concerned about educating his son's ogre-like appetites, Grandgousier chooses a tutor for him, Ponocratès. Ponocratès took on the task of instructing Gargantua in the humanist principles of tolerance and freedom. This instruction would influence Gargantua's attitude when he became king, particularly in his way of waging war.

The play recounts the adventures of the ogre Gargantua with irrepressible verve. The show is a true celebration of the epicureanism and erudition of Rabelais' original work. Alone on stage, Pierre-Olivier Mornas brings this epic to life with infectious energy and spectacular generosity. He metamorphoses, narrates, declaims and has fun with a talent that makes for an unforgettable moment of theater, until December 19, at the Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From October 24th, 2023 to December 24th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    5, Rue d'Odessa
    75014 Paris 14

    Accessibility info

    À partir de: €30.8

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