Simple 8 Presents
Les Enfants Du Paradis
Les Enfants du Paradis is one of the most beautiful love stories ever told. Garance, an orphan, is fought over by four very different men – the greatest mime artist, the finest actor, the richest nobleman and the most prolific criminal of the day all compete for her affection.
The drama, played out in post-revolutionary Paris, mimics the pantomimes and melodramas that the audiences flocked to see, packing the playhouses of the City of Lights all the way up to the gods.
Simple 8 brings this unexpected and touching new stage adaptation of what many see as the greatest French film ever made, to the Arcola. A magical alternative to the seasonal pantomime.
By Jacques Prévert
Adapted by Dudley Hinton and Sebastian Armesto