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Mossoux Bonté

Lilian Baylis Studio

Thur 12 - Sat 14 Jan
UK Premiere

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Tel: 020 7863 8000
55 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 16+
£20 (£12 concessions - over 60’s & students)
+£1.95 transaction fee for online bookings
+£3 transaction fee for phone bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
After-show discussion:
Fri 13 Jan

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Sooner or later secrets come into the open. The past is never far away. On stage, a lone woman. Alone, or perhaps not. Whispers unfolds in a place of muffled, disquieting sounds and restless phantoms, where nothing is as it seems.

Do strange forces control the figure we see or is she herself responsible for the febrile atmosphere? You will be drawn in to mystery and doubt.
Inspired by an image from a Vermeer painting, Whispers portrays an unsettling other world where everything seems ambiguous.

Patrick Bonté and Nicole Mossoux’s company works at the crossroads of dance, theatre, shadows and object manipulation. Their award-winning productions have toured to major theatres and festivals worldwide, and have been regular highlights of the Mime Festival over three decades. "A fascinating work that perfectly evokes the famous words of the Marquise Marie du Deffard “Do I believe in ghosts? No, but I’m afraid of them anyway”

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"An astonishing performance by the dancer/manipulator. She breathes life into objects. Uncategorisable, irresistible, monstrous and lyrical”

Le Soir (Brussels)

"Mossoux knows how to generate wonder and stupefaction”


Mossoux Bonté


Conceived, choreographed and performed by Nicole Mossoux
Directed by Patrick Bonté and Nicole Mossoux
Sound effects and sound objects: Mikha Wajnrych
Microphony and live music: Thomas Turine
Costumes: Colette Huchard
Make-up: Jean-Pierre Finotto
Set design: Johan Daenen
Lighting design: Patrick Bonté
Production: Compagnie Mossoux Bonte with support from
Théâtre de la Balsamine (Brussels), Théâtre Le Passage (Fecamp),
Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles dance department and Wallonie Bruxelles International

Created in 2015 as part of the 8th International Puppetry Biennial
organized by the Mouffetard Puppetry Theatre and Maison des Metallos, Paris.

This visit to London is supported by
Wallonie-Bruxelles International &
The Agency Wallonie-Bruxelles Theatre/Danse