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Plexus Polaire

Thomas Monckton / Circo Aereo
25 - 27 Jan
Peeping Tom
25 - 27 Jan

Jacksons Lane

UK Premiere
Fri 25 - Sun 27 Jan
Fri - Sat at 8pm
Sat at 4pm (with English surtitles),
Sun at 5pm

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Runs: 60 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 16+
£18 / £16
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Discounts apply.
Tel: 020 8341 4421

After-show discussion:
Sat 26 Jan following the 8pm performance

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Chambre Noire is a wild hallucination around the hotel death-bed of Valerie Jean Solanas (1936-1988): writer, radical feminist, convicted would-be assassin of Andy Warhol and creator of the infamous SCUM Manifesto.

Inspired by Sara Stridsberg’s novel The Faculty of Dreams, Chambre Noire features puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen, with life-sized puppets, broken songs, video-projections, much humour and a desert of solitude.

Yngvild Aspeli studied at the Lecoq School in Paris before attending France’s prestigious ESNAM international puppetry school in Charleville Mezières. She has worked with physical and object theatre companies in England, France and Norway. Plexus Polaire’s previous production, Ashes, was a critical and popular success at LIMF 2017 and has since toured all over the world.

"Hypnotic and empathic but above all lavishly visual, Chambre Noire is another showcase of Plexus Polaire’s artistry and compelling aesthetic. Let’s hope their puppets never find peace, because these tortured souls are the stuff of theatre magic." read the full review >

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"A highly accomplished show, with a skilled visual and sound identity, and dramaturgy that equals the best contemporary theatre… a mixture of fire and ice, precision and emotional fury"

Toute la Culture

"..a magnificent, brutal, funny and deeply human spectacle"

Rue89 Strasbourg

"Compelling... the stuff of theatre magic"

Plexus Polaire


Presented in association with
Jacksons Lane
This visit to London is supported
by Institut français and the
Royal Norwegian Embassy, London

Creative Team:
Direction – Yngvild Aspeli & Paola Rizza
Actress-Puppeteer – Yngvild Aspeli
Live musician – Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen
Light design – Xavier Lescat
Video design – David Lejard-Ruffet
Sound and video manager – Antony Aubert
Light and stage manager – Alix Weugue
Photos - Benoit Schupp
Figurteatret i Nordland (NO) / TJP – CDN d’Alsace, Strasbourg (67/FR) / Le Passage, Scène conventionnée de Fécamp (76-FR) / La Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre (58-FR) / Le Festival Mondial des Théâtres de marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières (08-FR)

Arts Council Norway / Kulturradet (NO) / DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (FR) / Conseil régional bourgogne-Franche-Comté (FR) / Fond For Lyd og Bilde (NO) / FFUK (NO) / Fritt Ord (NO) / Conseil départemental de l’Yonne (FR) / Théâtre du fil de l’eau – Pantin (93-FR) / / Le projet Développement des Arts Vivants en Massif Central (FR)/ Nordland Fylkeskommune / Le Théâtre d’Auxerre, Scène conventionnée (93-FR) / Le Studio Théâtre – Stains (93-FR) / La Nef Manufacture d’utopies – Pantin (93-FR)