Expat Night - Somewhere in This Life
Until March 24, 2018
10 place Édouard VII, 75009 Paris
Capacity 720 seats
1 hour and 40 minutes
Recommended for ages 14 and up
French with English subtitles
English speakers based in Paris gather for Paris Expat Theatre Night, to enjoy drinks, meet fellow expats, and see a show at one of the city's many playhouses. The first Expat Night event brought us to see the intimate musical I Love Piaf, and was such a sell-out success that we’ve decided to create a monthly event!
In March, we're bringing our Expat theatrebuff friends to see Somewhere in This Life, playing at the legendary Théâtre Edouard VII. After the show, we will gather in the theatre's lovely bar to share a drink (included with the ticket!) and catch up on all things Paris.
About the show: Somewhere in this Life takes a French twist on Israel Horovitz’s Boston-based Broadway hit 'Park Your Car in Harvard Yard.' A grumpy retired music teacher and his optimistic new housekeeper are forced into a shared existence; a mismatched pair both hilarious and moving, they will have you enthralled in such an unexpected friendship. On a journey of self-discovery, the improbable duo will begin to recreate a new sense of normalcy, and may just uncover that it is not the first time their paths have crossed!
Théâtre Édouard VII
The Théâtre Edouard VII is truly a monument to celebrate French and English cooperation and culture. Fascinated by Paris and what it had to offer, the English King Edward VII decided to contribute to Parisian life by opening a performance hall in the early 20th century to highlight both English and French productions. Unlike most playhouses, the venue first opened as a cinema and was shortly after converted into a theatre. The best part about this venue is its amazing location just steps from the Opéra Garnier, hidden in plain sight in a small pedestrian courtyard. You'll even find a statue of King Edouard VII himself right outside the theatre's restaurant terrace.
Throughout the 20th century, many well-known figures in the French theatre world have been in-house directors, and some celebrated French plays once premiered at this location in the heart of the Paris theatre district. Even some famous French actors once performed on this stage and took part in Théâtre Edouard VII's beloved productions, including Gerard Depardieu! Today, under the direction of Pascal Legros, it continues to be an incredibly diverse theatre, that achieves a perfect balance of classical plays and new writing.
Writer, actor and director Sacha Guitry is the true emblematic figure of this theatre. The walls of the lobby and restaurant are lined with images of the famous figures that have been a part of the venue's history, many of whose ghosts are said to haunt the theatre's halls, including Orson Welles!
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? No