Devised and performed by Jean-Daniel Broussé
Director Ursula Martinez
Movement Director Leah Marojevic
Acrobatic Consultant Charlie Wheeller
Costumes Max Allen
Producer Di Robson
Presented as part of Circus City 2021, (le) Pain is about breadmaking, physical heroics, growing up queer in a boulangerie in the south of France, endings and new beginnings. It involves circus, dance, storytelling, Béarnaise folklore video, karaoke and laughter.
Jean Daniel Broussé is the only son of a third generation baker. Destined to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather and inherit the family bakery in rural France… But JD, queer, a circus artist and intolerant to patriarchy – is not a baker.
(le) Pain is the unexpected chapter in the bakery story. A journey through bread making, acrobatics and growing up in strait-laced provincial France, that reverberates with the tragedy, comedy and joy of making a break for it.
(le) Pain is the debut solo show from Total Theatre award-winning artist, JD Broussé. It was made in collaboration with cheeky cabaret director and future national treasure Ursula Martinez and co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Warwick Arts Centre.
- RUNNING TIME1hr
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+ (Contains nudity)
- TICKETSStandard From £16 / Concession From £12 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
7pm / Matinee Sat 2pm
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
All Factory Theatre performances on sale from August 2021 are currently sold with social distancing in place. This means there is distance between different groups in the auditorium, plus a range of measures that enable your safe journey through all of the building. However please note that we may increase capacity and relax measures once we are certain it’s safe to do so. Read more about our Covid safety measures this autumn.