Dabadie ou les Choses de nos Vies
1 place Charles Dullin 75018 Paris
Capacity 563 seats
For all audiences
Highlights: Dabadie ou les Choses de nos Vies
Riddle me this. He is a man who loves words. Born in 1938. In 1957, at the age of 19, he published Les yeux secs. Any idea? Another clue… We owe him: Lettre à France by Michel Polnareff, Femmes, je vous aime by Julien Clerc or Moi mes histoires by Régine. He is also the scriptwriter of The Things of life, César et Rosalie, François, Vincent, Paul... et les autres, three magnificent films by Claude Sautet. If you don’t know who we’re talking about yet, it’s time you discover!
The man we are talking about in this show at the Théâtre de l'Atelier is Jean-Loup Dabadie. Let's meet him in music and song in Dabadie ou les choses de nos vies, a title that makes sense in reference to the famous film by Claude Sautet.
Story: Dabadie ou les Choses de nos Vies
The show Dabadie ou les choses de nos vies highlights the work of Jean-Loup Dabadie, a French screenwriter, lyricist, and playwright whose famous songs have been performed by such famous French singers as Julien Clerc, Yves Montand, Michel Polnareff, Johnny Hallyday, and Régine. The three artists performing at the Théâtre de l'Atelier will be reinterpreting the universe of this genius all-rounder and will help us rediscover though a musical show full of poetry his masterpieces whose words still resonate in our heads. A flamboyant tribute punctuated with songs and film scenes.
Théâtre de l'Atelier
Théâtre de l'Atelier
At the time of its creation in 1822, the Theatre de l’Atelier was located in an agricultural suburb of Paris, for the city had not yet expanded its gate to engulf the winding Montmartre neighborhood. Upon the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in the 18th century, the two French leaders were buried in a nearby cemetery. As payment for handing over his farmland for the usage of the royal burial, Louis XVIII granted the owner and his son authorization not only to practice theatre in the modest venues just outside the city gates, but to have autonomous control over the cultural realm exploding in the area. With his newfound authority, the farmer-turned-thespian and his son, an aspiring actor, founded many theatres in the area, including the Theatre des Mathurins and of course, the Theatre de l’Atelier.
During the 1848 revolution, the Montmartre Commune survived many management changes. Thanks to this, the theatre became a neighborhood favorite, bringing popular shows to the masses such as dramas and vaudevilles. Soon after in the early 1900s, Montmartre got a makeover and its grand reopening featured a performance by Sarah Bernardt. In spite of its success, the venue did not escape the cinematic takeover, and like many Parisian playhouses was quickly converted into a movie theatre in the early 20th century. Saved from its cinematic fate by new director Charles Dullin, the venue’s name was changed in the 1920s to reflect the name of the director’s theatre troupe, becoming the Théâtre de l’Atelier. Complete with a small upstairs bar for a pre- or post-show drink and snack, the Théâtre de l’Atelier has become a favorite element of the bohemian culture in the Montmartre neighborhood, frequented by locals and visitors alike.
Heating : yes
Air conditioning: Unfortunately, no