L'Incroyable Epopée de François 1er, a comedy at the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe: prolongations

Published by Sara de Sortiraparis, Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on May 13th, 2024 at 07:22 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the burlesque history of a French king with L'Incroyable Epopée de François 1er, a historical show at the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe, until June 24, 2024.

As the year draws to a close, take a trip down memory lane with the play L'Incroyable Épopée de François 1er, staged at the prestigious Théâtre de la Contrescarpe from November 11 to June 24, 2024. Rémi Mazuel and Alain Péron, both playwrights and directors, have taken up the challenge of telling the story of this French king, who left a deep mark on history, in a bold and burlesque way.

Be warned: this epic is not a simple retranscription of historical facts, but rather a lively, modern historical comedy that dramatizes the life of François 1er. It's an entertaining way to discover the various aspects of his incredible destiny, from his rise to the throne to his tumultuous love affairs, and his famous encounters with such notorious historical figures as Louise of Savoy, Marguerite of Navarre and Leonardo da Vinci, to name but a few.

The show is carried off at arm's length by a talented cast: Anaïs Alric, known for her passionate, embodied acting, Fanette Jouniaux-Maerten, who brings all her subtlety to the interpretation of the historical characters. Add to this a soundtrack by Yannick Cognet - whose sense of melody and rhythm helps create an atmosphere that is sometimes comical, often amusing - and you have a play that stands out as much for the richness of its content as for the originality of its staging.

L'Incroyable Épopée de François 1er is on view from November 11 to June 24, 2024, for all those interested in French history, first or second degree. This comedy brings François 1er and his era to life with an inventiveness and wit that will delight young and old alike, on stage at the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From January 8th, 2024 to June 24th, 2024

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


    57 , Rue Lacépède
    75005 Paris 5

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    À partir de: €37.4

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