VOILA! 2nd - 13th November 2016

Produced and presented by The Cockpit

The Cockpit presents the annual Frenglish festival

NOVEMBER 2ND - 13TH 2016

Voila! is a unique annual rendez-vous where francophone and anglophone cultures meet, through performance.
For the fourth year in a row, Voila! proposes an eclectic program showcasing theatre in French, in English, or both, that is sure to piqué your interest!

This year, Voila returns. Avec attitude.

Brexit will mean London becomes less international, less multicultural, more closed and narrower in its appeal and scope. No it will not. It will mean the reverse.  Because renewed determination to relate across boundaries, take control and flourish will follow any tendency to contain or restrict our city to national anxieties.

Voila! The French are coming! This year Voila features an equal number of English-speaking companies and French-speaking ones, all inspired by francophone cultures.  We started with London-based companies: this year four companies are travelling from France and one from Edinburgh. The others are London based. 

The Foreigners are coming! The Cockpit is supporting Psychedlight by lending in-kind support to their comedy play made by and about refugees, this year’s Voila flagship show.

The Theatres are coming! We are delighted that other spaces are interested in joining Voila and very excited that the unique Conway Hall is presenting a show as part of Voila

Voila is coming! – To kick off the festival we’ll be showing tasters of all the shows featured, and are inviting press to joins us on Wednesday 2nd November at 7pm to experience the unique and diverse atmosphere Voila creates and enjoy a drinks reception.  This will be followed by a performance of our flagship show BORDERLINE

Voila. And again Voila.  Le beat goes on. Le spectacle continue. All welcome. Passports not required.

Un événement incontournable sur le calendrier culturel de Londres!

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*If you are interested in becoming a Voila Volunteer, accompanying and engaging with the companies and audiences throughout the festival period, please contact voilafestatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Voila%20Volunteer)
 

Voila Festival Opening Night

An Hour Of Comedy & An Overview Of The Eclectic Program
Wed 2 Nov   

Borderline

A Comedy About The Calais Jungle With & By Refugees
Wed 2 Nov to Sun 6 Nov   

Le Grand Meaulnes, a reverie

Le Grand Meaulnes, A Reverie
Wed 2 Nov   

Nadja after André Breton

"André? André?.. You Will Write A Novel About Me"
Thu 3 Nov to Tue 8 Nov   

Précieuses Ridicules#2016

Take #Moliere, Put In #London2016, & Mix With #Tinder
Fri 4 Nov to Sat 5 Nov   

Resources of Quinola

99° = water. 100° = steam. 1° makes all the difference.
Fri 4 Nov to Wed 9 Nov   

Des Fraises En Janvier

Romantic Intrigue Or The Game Of Truth & Lies
Sat 5 Nov to Thu 10 Nov   

Improv Match: FBI vs. Mons Belgium

Improv Sport- Match d'Impro. 2 Teams. You Decide
Sat 5 Nov   

Boys' Club

A Quirky Show That Kicks The Pay Gap In The A$$
Sun 6 Nov   

Cactus Comedy

A New Generation Of Prickly French Humour
Sun 6 Nov   

Sister Mary Does VOILA

All The Fun of Sister Mary But With A French Twist!
Mon 7 Nov   

Médée Kali

Laurent Gaudé's Sequel To The Antique Myth Of Medea
Tue 8 Nov to Fri 11 Nov   

MACBETH

A French Translation With A Fresh Perspective
Wed 9 Nov to Thu 10 Nov   

SPECTATEUR(S), un accident de théâtre

An uplifting French Play (& Maybe More...)
Thu 10 Nov to Fri 11 Nov   

Worldwidewestern

Keyboard Shortcuts & Infernal Rides
Fri 11 Nov   

Two to tune

A sweaty Game Celebrating Instinct
Fri 11 Nov   

The Wonderful World of Lapin

It's the World's Tastiest Carrot Competition!
Sat 12 Nov   

Pulcinella

An Explosive French Quartet & Its Omnivorious Jazz
Sun 13 Nov   

CHAT!

A Musical Adventure On The Parisian Roofs
Sun 13 Nov