Hello my name is (Le Prénom)
Jusqu'au 1 juillet 2022
10 place Édouard VII, 75009 Paris
Capacité 720 sièges
1 hour and 40 minutes
Recommended for ages 12 and up
French with English subtitles
Vous allez adorer
They say you should never reveal a baby's name before it's born, and boy should Vincent have followed this advice! When innocently asked if he chosen a name for his unborn son at a family dinner party, his response sends the group plunging into chaos! Hilarity ensues as old grudges are once again unearthed, a can't miss comedy with a star-studded cast!
Expecting father Vincent is dining with family and an old friend. While awaiting his perpetually-late wife, he announces their intended name for their first child, and that's when the evening takes a turn for the worse. Vincent quickly discovers the difference a simple name can make! As the dinner turns to chaos, old resentments are dug up and nicknames and namecalling become the name of the game. The French art of clever arguments sheds light on different perspectives and taboos that a simple name can hold, a comedy sure to leave audiences both chickling and thinking...
Since first appearing on the stage of the Théâtre Edouard VII in 2010, this celebrated play was adapted to the big screen in a 2012 hit film. In 2018, the award-winning play finally returns to its original stage, the home of Parisian comedy. A homecoming you can't miss, prepare for this star-studded cast to leave you laughing in your seats!
I really appreciated the new version of this play (I had already seen the original). The cast were excellent, the theatre is magnificent, and the set was well designed. I had a great time. Go for it and see this play!
Great evening and rediscovery
I was a bit hesitant to see this play again because I really loved the version with the original cast. Nonetheless I came out delighted once again. Florent Peyre was especially great in the role of vincent.
Not to miss
An excellent show with really talented artists. Even though I had seen the film the play really sucked me in.
I loved the film and the play was even better! Bravo!!
Subtitles made a huge difference
This was a wonderful experience. I have always loved the theatre it but was never able to enjoy it in France because of the language. Now I look forward to attending many shows, having the subtitles made a huge difference and the play was immensely ent
This was a wonderful experience. The show was funny and the subtitles made it easy for this predominately English-speaking American to see a French play. What a great idea!
Théâtre Édouard VII
Le Théâtre Edouard VII est un de ces monuments qui célèbrent la coopération entre les cultures française et anglaise. Fasciné par Paris et tout ce que la ville avait à offrir, le roi anglais Edouard VII décida de contribuer à la vie parisienne en ouvrant une salle de spectacle au début du XXe siècle pour mettre en avant des créations françaises et anglaises. À la différence de la plupart des théâtres, la salle était à son ouverture un cinéma avant d’être rapidement convertie en théâtre. Un de ses atouts est son emplacement idéal, à quelques pas de l’Opéra Garnier, dissimulé au regard de tous dans une petite rue piétonne. Vous trouverez même une statue d’Edouard VII lui-même devant la terrasse du restaurant du théâtre.
Tout au long du XXe siècle, de nombreux grands noms du monde théâtral français ont dirigé le théâtre et plusieurs pièces célèbres y ont fait leur première. Au cœur de Paris, quelques comédiens français célèbres ont même joué sur cette scène et ont participé aux créations du Théâtre Edouard VII, parmi lesquels un certain Gérard Depardieu ! Aujourd’hui, sous la direction de Pascal Legros, le théâtre offre une programmation très ouverte, qui s’équilibre parfaitement entre pièces classiques et nouvelles créations.
Écrivain, comédien et metteur en scène, Sacha Guitry est la véritable figure emblématique de ce théâtre. Les murs de l’entrée et du restaurant sont couverts d’images des grands qui ont fait l’histoire de ce lieu. On dit que leurs fantômes hantent les couloirs du théâtre, dont celui d’Orson Welles !
En quelques mots
Capacité : 720
Accès handicapé : oui, merci de nous contacter pour vous garantir un placement dans les zones accessibles.
Climatisé : non
Where will I be seated and will I see the subtitles properly?
There are three categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the subtitles. The theatre is an English style auditorium, and Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed to have an optimal view of the stage and subtitles.
How do I get to the theatre?
The Théâtre Édouard VII is accessible by lines 3, 7, 8 , 12 or 14, and the nearest metro stations are Opéra and Madeleine. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map below.
What do I do when I get to the theatre?
We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
Can I purchase a programme?
An exclusive programme in English for Hello my name is... is provided free of charge for Theatre in Paris guests. It is a perfect souvenir, with insider information on the play, the show, and the venue.
It says this show is recommended for 12 years old and up. What does that mean?
While the comedies performed at the Théâtre Édouard VII are of course for everyone, Hello my name is... takes a realistic approach and touches on life topics best appreciated by a more adult audience, kids at heart also welcome!
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour and forty minutes with no intermission.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Both! The Théâtre Édouard VII is one of the most crowded private theatres in the city. A lot of VIPs come here to see prestigious Parisian plays. As a traveller, you get the chance to be one of those VIPs with the help of our English subtitles.
Can I eat in the neighbourhood before or after the show?
Yes you can. The theatre's very own restaurant is a dazzling hotspot before and after the performances. With its beautiful terrace on a pedestrian square, it will be the perfect add-on to your romantic theatre evening. You might even bump into one of the actors or the director after the show! To book a table call +33 1 40 07 00 77.
Subtitles or “surtitles?”
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above.” At the Théâtre Édouard VII, the text is projected above the stage. Read more about surtitles here.
Is tipping customary?
Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect 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.”