Experiencing spoken French in stage performance Experiencing spoken French in stage performance

Sacre Theatre 2017

If you fancy the challenge of putting your French through its paces in performance, then Sacré Théâtre's annual productions could give you that chance.

In 2020, Sacré Théâtre present an adaptation of Voltaire’s ‘conte philosophique’ Candide.

Performances in the UEA Drama Studio, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Wednesday 18 March (matinee 3.00pm), Thursday 19, Friday 20, Saturday 21 March (7.30pm) 2020.


Tickets can be purchased from UEA Store.








The plays we perform range from the ‘classics' to the contemporary – with a fair dose of ‘absurdism' thrown in from time to time – so there's bound to be at least one show you'll want to get involved in during your time with us. We perform to bumper audiences including school parties which take advantage of the fact that we are one of the few cities, let alone universities, in the UK to benefit from regular French-language performances.

For more images and further information about previous productions go to Sacré Théâtre

A film of our 2015 production Ubu: La Grande Bouffe adapted from Jarry's Ubu roi can be viewed below.

Alfred Jarry's notorious riot-provoking early absurdist lampoon, Ubu Roi, presents an arch-acquisitor who ingests all he can lay his hands on, egged on by his equallly voracious and bloodthirsty wife. This production framed key scenes from Jarry with contemporary commentary set in an upmarket (Norwich?) restaurant and cameo inserts of the French translations of Shakespeare scences Jarry drew on. Cartoon graphics and raw music and sound effects from the Red Herrings launched this extravaganza into the Norfolk night.