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L’Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi du Cambodge

L’Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi du Cambodge: By Hélène Cixous
PARIS  •  Théâtre du Soleil  •  Ongoing

L’Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi du Cambodge byHélène Cixous
Direction: Georges Bigot et Delphine Cottu from the direction of Ariane Mnouchkine (1985)
Textual and Historical Direction: Ashley Thompson
Translation: Ang Chouléan
Performed in khmer with French subtitles

With Chea Ravy, Chhit Chanpireak, Chhit Phearath, Horn Sophea, Houn Bonthoeun, Huot Hoeurn, Huoth Hieng, Khuon Anann, Khuonthan Chamroeun, Mao Sy, Nouv Srey Leab, Nut Samnang, Ong Phana, Pin Sreybo, Pov Thy Nitra, Preap Pouch, Sam Monny, Sam Sary, San Marady, Sim Sophal, Sok Doeun, Sok Kring, Thorn Sovannkiry, Uk Kosal, Uk Sinat

Musicians: Norng Chantha, Pho Bora, Pring Sopheara, Vath Chenda

In 1985, Ariane Mnouchkine staged Hélène Cixous’s epic on Cambodia’s tragic recent history, from its independence in 1953 to the end of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship. At the time, the play couldn’t be shown in Cambodia. Today, Georges Bigot (who acted in the 1985 play) and Delphine Cottu stage a new version of the work with thirty young Cambodian actors.

Lighting: Elsa Revol
Costumes: Elisabeth Cerqueira, Marie-Hélène Bouvet based on the original costumes

Théâtre du Soleil Website

Detailed schedule information:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 19h30 (First or second Period alternatively),
Saturday (not on Saturday 26 Octobre) 15h (First Period) and 19h30 (Second Period)
Sunday and Saturday 26 Octobre) 13h (Full Play)
Duration of each period : 3h30 with intermission
Play in khmer with French subtitles


Théâtre du Soleil
La Cartoucherie
75012 Paris


Tel: (33) 01 43 74 24 08,

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