All audience allowed

90 minutes in theather or circus tent

(60 minutes for the outdoor version)

14 people on tour


A theatrical circus performance in 3 acts inspired by The Beggar's Opera by John Gay.


3 directors, 3 composers, 3 universes meet for the same history to dream, be moved or laugh at our humanity. Aimed at depicting seedy districts of London during the 18th Century, it also tells a lot about today.


TV report France3 oct/09

TV report France3 jun/09


Photos life at Furies Festival

Press articles (in french)




The first act is directed by:

Kazuyoshi Kushida: Japanese man, actor and director. Great figure of the current theater in Japan, he directed many plays presenting new style Kabuki and he's the artistic director of the Matsumoto Performing Arts center.

François Morel: Jazz musician, composer and musical director of the Cirque Baroque since "Ningen" in 1998. He got the SACEM's price in 2005 for the musical composition of the Victor&Kati 's act during the "Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain" which he holdes the post of conductor since 2003.


The 2nd act is directed by:

Mauricio Celedon: Chilian man, actor, mime and director. He's the founder and artistic director of the "Theatro del Silencio" company and he directed our performance "Candides" in 1995.

Luc Le Masne: Operas, oratorios, symphony orchestra... and conductor of the "Bekummernis big orchestra", Prize winner of the "Villa Medicis Hors les Murs" and he also received the National Price of "La Fondation de France" in 2005.


The 3rst act is directed by:

Karelle Prugnaud: French girl, director and actress. She directed many plays for theater as for example "La Nuit des feux" by Eurgène Durif and she is also a theater teacher in the National Circus School in France (CNAC).

Eric Mouquet: founder of the Deep Forest Band; Nominated two times for the Grammy Awards and rewarded in 1995, for the best album category "Worl Music". He also received the World Music Award in 1995.






Christian TAGUET



Kazuyoshi KUSHIDA / acte I

Mauricio CELEDON / acte II

Karelle PRUGNAUD / acte III


Original music

François MOREL / acte I

Luc LE MASNE / acte II

Eric MOUQUET / acte II



Lhacen H.B. BELLA / acte II





Patrick CAVALIE, assistant






Michel ARIAS, Christophe CARRASCO, Sylvaine CHARRIER, Charlotte DE LA BRETEQUE, Osmar DE SOUZA, Stéphane DUTOURNIER, Jouni IHALAINEN, Stina Maria KOPRA, Lotta PAAVILAINEN and Laure SERIE.



Laurent FALSO and François MOREL


Master electrician



Partners : Théâtre Europe / Festival Janvier dans les étoiles - La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cirque Jules Verne - Pôle Régional des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue / Amiens Métropole, Parade(s) Festival Nanterre, Fontenay-en-Scènes / Ville de Fontenay-sous-Bois and Matsumoto Theater, Japan.


With the financial support of : the French Ministery of culture DMDTS, DRAC Ile-de-France, Conseil Général de Seine-et-Marne, Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne, A.D.A.M.I. and S.P.E.D.I.D.A.M.