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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
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En une nuit
Notes pour un spectacle

Ferdinand Despy
Simon Hardouin
Justine Lequette
Eva Zingaro Meyer

20 > 23.09.2023

What does Pasolini’s death represent? In this play, which is rather like a dress rehearsal, four performers draw inspiration from this tragic event to hold up a mirror to our times. 

We are in an auditorium and there are actors on stage. They are not here to perform, however, but to give us the opportunity to witness ‘Notes pour un spectacle’ to be made. This ideal show exists only in their imagination, and so the only way to see it is to visualize it together. 

A show about what? About a decisive night, marked forever by a double assassination. That of the Italian poet Pasolini and that of the world he loved and which the performers did not know: rural villages, life in the suburbs, regional languages, and peasant and working-class culture. 

In the face of the disenchantment of our times, we are left with the joy of coming together, of laughing together, of imagining what we have lost and what we still have to find. An ode to artistic creation – joyful, moving and sincere. 


  • - 19:30
  • - 20:30
  • - 20:30
  • - 18:00





1hr 45mins


Salle Jacques Huisman


Texts, direction and performance
Ferdinand Despy
Simon Hardouin
Justine Lequette
Eva Zingaro-Meyer

Collaboration Direction and assistant
Orell Pernot-Borràs

Scenography and Costume Design
Elsa Seguier-Faucher

Light design
Caspar Langhoff
Lila Ramos Fernandez

Light operator
Lila Ramos Fernandez

Direction assistant
Antoine Herbulot

Artistic eye
Nicolas Mouzet-Tagawa

Dramaturgical eye
Nathanaël Harcq

Support for sound creation
Laurent Gueuning
Eric Degauquier
John Cooper

Singing coach
Brigitte Romano

Atelier Jean Vilar

Théâtre Varia, Atelier Jean Vilar, Centre Culture de Tournai, Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre de Namur, L’Ancre, Mars – Mons Arts de la Scène, Réseau Puissance 4, Théâtre Sorano (Toulouse), CDN (Tours), La Loge (Paris), TU (Nantes)

Habemus Papam

With the support of
La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Service Théâtre, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral de Belgique et Inver Tax Shelter, FRART, Arsenic 2 Herstal, Festival de Liège, le CORRIDOR, Centre culturel de Chênée

Marie Alié, Patrick Bebi, Irène Berruyer, Nora Boulanger-Hirsch, Dominique Brevers, Marie Devroux, Emy Docquier, Nathanaël Docquier, Thomas Dubot, Marion Gabelle, Catherine Hance, Nathanaël Harcq, Alice Tahon, Baptiste Montagnier, Brigitte Romano, Annah Schaeffer, Léo Smith, Anne-Sophie Sterck. 

© Annah Schaeffer
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