La Réunification des deux Corées

directed by Joël Pommerat
la réunification des deux corées theatre de la porte saint martin paris billets
Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin

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French surtitled in English (See the page)

Location

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

Duration

1 h 50 min

No intermission


Details

Theatre

For all audiences

In French (Certain dates surtitled in English, see below)


Highlights: La Réunification des deux Corées

If you’re expecting a politically-charged delineation of two conflicted nations - think again…! Director extraordinaire Joël Pommerat adopts a more individualistic approach for La Réunification des deux Corées (The Reunification of the Two Koreas), an intriguing theatrical experience at the Porte Saint-Martin. This piece, created in 2013, explores symbolic moments representing the challenges of reunification through a series of tableaux in which characters navigate everyday situations, constituting microcosmic interactions that symbolise unification in the grand scheme. Pommerat, known for his highly innovative approach and poetic theatrical language, offers a profound reflection on the human condition, love, war, and the possibility of reconciliation - between individuals as well as nations.

See the show with English surtitles!

This show will be exceptionally surtitled on the following dates:
• Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
• Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
• Saturday, June 29th, 2024
• Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Story: La Réunification des deux Corées

La Réunification des deux Corées takes to the stage of the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin. Audiences can expect immersive and highly visual staging that underlines every nuance of the various scenes and stories that make up the play’s entirety. Under the direction of Joël Pommerat, the actors bring an astonishing sincerity to their performances, bringing to life the characters and the dilemmas they face.

Through these excellent characterisations, La Réunification des deux Corées goes beyond geographical borders to explore universal themes inherent to us all. The play is rich in emotion, reflection, and provokes questions about the world we live in. Let yourself be carried away by its stories, often laced with an element of wry humour, and its fascinating characters.

Reviews

Excruciatingly funny
"Excruciatingly funny" - Translated from the French rating
La Terrasse
Exceptional...
"An exceptional show!" - Translated from the French rating
Les Echos
Joël Pommerat!
"Joël Pommerat shocks and enchants..." - Translated from the French rating
Le Figaro

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: No

FAQ

How do I get to Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin is accessible by:
Metro lines: Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin is accessible by the Metro lines 4, 5, 8, 9, and 11, which run until the following Metro stations: Strasbourg Saint-Denis and République.
Bus lines: Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin is accessible by the bus lines 20, 38, 39, and 47, which run until the stations Arts et Métiers and Porte Saint-Denis.
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin?

We invite you to arrive 1 hour before the beginning of La Réunification des deux Corées, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does La Réunification des deux Corées last?

La Réunification des deux Corées lasts approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission.

Can I take photos during the performance of La Réunification des deux Corées?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of La Réunification des deux Corées. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin to remember your night out!

It says that La Réunification des deux Corées is performed in French with no surtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?

La Réunification des deux Corées is better suited to French-speaking audiences as it is performed exclusively in French. Please note that the show is exceptionally available with English surtitles on Saturday, June 22nd, Sunday, June 23rd, Saturday, June 29th, and Sunday, June 30th, 2024. Take the opportunity to see this superb show with your English-speaking friends.

Where can I find the seating plan for the theatre?

You can find the seating plan in the theatre’s "photo" section on this page.

Is there a dress code at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin?

There is no specific dress code at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is tipping customary at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris?

Tips are not mandatory in many Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat.
Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

Shows at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin start promptly at the indicated time. We recommend that you arrive early to avoid any inconvenience.

I bought tickets for La Réunification des deux Corées and I haven’t received them yet. Is this normal?

Yes, it’s completely normal! Your order will first be created as a pre-booking so that the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin can assign your seat. You may see a pre-payment on your card, but rest assured that we will not charge your card until your reservation has been validated by the theatre. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive your ticket by email.
Due to the large number of requests that the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin has to manage, this process usually takes two business days, but can take up to six days maximum. After six days if your order has not been validated, it will be cancelled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.