Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce
Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin

Until January 2, 2016

French surtitled in English (See the page)

Location

Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin
18 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
Capacity 1020 seats

Duration

2 hours and 15 minutes

1 intermission 


Details

Musical

Recommended for ages 12 and up

French with English subtitles


Highlights: Irma la Douce

Nestor, a poor street urchin in Paris, quickly falls head-over-heels in love with one of the city’s most popular prostitutes, Irma. Consumed with jealousy at the thought of his love in the company of another man each night, Nestor uses every trick in the book to ensure that Irma will end up with him and only him, no matter the price to pay…

With a team of 15 comedians and an orchestra, the musical comedy Irma La Douce will entice you with its popular 1950s songs of the Parisian suburbs. Mixing humour and suspense, Irma La Douce is a unique show of this genre, a one-of-a-kind!

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Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin

18 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Porte Saint-Martin’s Theatre


The Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, a landmark building in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, has a rich theatrical history, marked by memorable plays that have enchanted audiences down the centuries. Since its inauguration in 1781, this theatre has been home to a host of famous actors, including the voice of the famous Sarah Bernhardt.

 

Classical plays such as Beaumarchais's The Marriage of Figaro have captivated audiences, establishing the theatre as part of the French theatrical tradition. Masterpieces by Victor Hugo, including Hernani and Ruy Blas, have also graced its stages, testifying to the importance of the Porte Saint-Martin in the spread of Romanticism in the 19th century.

 

The theatre has evolved with the times, hosting contemporary productions that have left their mark. Works by Marcel Pagnol, such as Marius and Fanny, have found an ideal setting for their performance here, adding a modern dimension to the venue's classical heritage. The Porte Saint-Martin has also been the setting for major events, such as the first performance of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897, a play that has become emblematic of the French repertoire.

 

The Porte Saint-Martin has also been the scene of major events, such as the first performance of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897, a play that has become emblematic of the French repertoire.

 

Today, this venue steeped in history continues to host a diverse programme, providing a stage for contemporary plays while preserving the legacy of the great classics. The Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin remains a cultural institution where past and present are inextricably linked.

 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1020
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please send us an email to the following address: hello@theatreinparis.com at the time of booking so that the theatre can welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)