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From 3 August 2012 22:00 to 18 August 2012 23:30

Institut français d’Ecosse

A show by Atelier du Plateau (France)

In this musical show, presented at Avignon Festival (2010 official programme), actor Pierre Baux and cellist Vincent Courtois give life to 70s rock’n’roll New York through dialogues, memories, dreams and digressions collected by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain in Please Kill Me. This uncensored oral history of punk played on stage is haunted by Jim Morrison, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Iggy Pop, Philippe Marcadé.
Baux and Courtois have been successfully working together on very different repertoires – Grimm, Borges, Andersen, Kafka – but they really rock here when celebrating the birth of a new, crazy, revolting, fascinating music!

’Truly an amazing show. Go and see it’ (Broadway Baby)
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’Intense, metrical and deeply affecting’ (List)
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’If there was a prize given for Most Beatnik Fringe Show, this would win it’ (Scotsman)
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Category Theatre / Musical Theatre (18+)
Preview 3 August (£5)
Dates 4–18 August
Time 10.00 pm (70 minutes)
Price £10 (£8)
Space Theatre


Pierre Baux, Vincent Courtois, Mathieu Malgrange and Laetitia Zaepffel
Based on Please Kill Me by Legs McNeill and Gillian McCain

Pierre Baux and Vincent Courtois (cello)

Company’s website

Video from the French version of the show performed at Festival d’Avignon in 2010


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