UK Premiere

Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio (Paris)

Farm Fatale

Tuesday 11 October 2022, 7.45pm9.15pm

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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UK Premiere. Performed in English. Free bus from Birmingham to Warwick Arts Centre departing at 6pm.
Included in our tiered discount offer.

90 mins £18/16

- Loud music
- Use of Haze / Smoke
- Strong language
- References to suicide


©Martin Argyroglo

©Martin Argyroglo

©Martin Argyroglo

A post-apocalyptic scenario in the not-so-distant future: five scarecrows, who have lost their original jobs due to climate change, come together in a commune. These disarmingly funny characters, though, are undeterred by the difficult conditions: the dying sounds of nature are meticulously recorded for posterity; demonstration signs and slogans are prepared; pop music is blown into the airwaves via pirate radio; insect deaths and pesticides are discussed. 

With Farm Fatale, world-renowned French director Philippe Quesne, celebrated for his hybrid, strikingly visual performances, envisions an absurdly charming universe, inhabited by gentle dreamers and activists with a penchant for laconic commentary.

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Concept, Set design and Direction: Philippe Quesne
Performed by: Léo Gobin, Sébastien Jacobs (part created by Stefan Merki), Nuno Lucas (part created by Damian Rebgetz), Anne Steffens (part created by Julia Riedler), Gaëtan Vourc’h.
Set design Collaborator: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Costume Collaborator: Nora Stocker
Masks: Brigitte Frank
Light Design: Pit Schultheiss
Sound Design: Robert Göing, Anthony Hughes
Director’s Assistant: Jonny-Bix Bongers, Dennis Metaxas
Dramaturgy: Martin Valdés-Stauber, Camille Louis

Technical and Stage Manager: François Boulet
Sound Manager: Grégory Adoir
Light Manager: Vincent Chrétien

This show premiered on March 29th, 2019 for the repertory of the Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich, Germany.

Production of the Creation: Münchner Kammerspiele – Munich and Théâtre Nanterre Amandiers, CDN.
Production of the Tour: Vivarium Studio – Charlotte Kaminski



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Fierce Says

Philippe is one of France's most acclaimed directors. The premise of this piece is melancholy personified: out of work scarecrows feeling sad about the mass extinction, try to capture sounds of wildlife, before they become lost forever. It's lots of absurd fun!


Tuesday 11 October 2022


Warwick Arts Centre