musical theatre

The Rabbi’s Cat

Les Frivolités Parisiennes

In the hands of the Orchestre des Frivolités Parisiennes, the amusing adventures of an irreverent cat, who has acquired the use of speech to better question world, becomes a  musical fairy tale full of philosophy and humour.

Twenty years after the publication of Joann Sfar’s first graphic novel, The Rabbi’s Cat comes to the stage! This cat, in love with his mistress Zlabya, learns to talk after eating a parakeet. Impertinent by choice, philosophical by nature, he is the feline mirror of humanity and possesses the ultimate freedom to question all social and religious dogma, his place in the world, and his relationships to others ... and to be madly in love! In this adaptation by Pascal Neyron, in collaboration with Oldelaf, the graphic novel comes to life in vibrantly colourful scenes, with an exultant original musical score by Matthieu Michard, in which French songs join in dialogue with Algerian rhythms.  


Les Frivolités Parisiennes

Music Matthieu Michard
Text Oldelaf

Adaptation and staging Pascal Neyron
Scenography and accessories Casilda Desazars
Costumes Sabine Schlemmer
Wigs and makeup Maurine Baldassari
Lighting Florent Jacob
Video Nathalie Cabrol

With  Parveen Savart, Sinan Bertrand, Richard Delestre, Jean-Michel Fournereau

Violins Thibaut Maudry, Florian Perret
Viola Issey Nadaud
Cellos Alexis Derouin, Florent Chevallier
Double bass Sylvain Courteix
Flutes Marie Laforge, Eva-Nina Kozmus
Oboe Coline Prouvost
Clarinet Mathieu Franot
Bassoon Benjamin El Arbi
Oud Yacir Rami
Traditional percussion, violin, vocals Rabah Hamrene
Drums/Percussion Sébastien Gisbert


Production Les Frivolités Parisiennes

Photo © Les Frivolités Parisiennes

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Prices and seating plan
from 5.5€ to 35€ (tarif c)
More details
1h20 sans entracte
Artists biographies

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