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Two Johnnies live upstairs

From 5 to 25 August 2011

Institut français d’Ecosse

13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT

The Institut français returns to the Fringe with this original production created with the Rennes-based company Paroles Traverses / Mythos Festival. Our Georgian building on Randolph Crescent becomes a ’Breton embassy’ for the summer as it is taken over by the cranky Stanguennec family.

  • © Benoît Gasnier

    ’Two Johnnies’ cast

    © Benoît Gasnier

  • © Erwan Le Moigne

    ’Two Johnnies’ poster

    © Erwan Le Moigne

A powerful, experimental piece.
* * * ThreeWeeks
A charming French guide, eccentric characters.
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Remember those Johnnies coming from Brittany with their onions? One of them settled in Randolph Crescent a long time ago. His great grandsons still live there and invite you for a tour of the family house.
Ok, we all know it’s not true. But what if it had been for real? The storytellers, comedians, musicians, puppeteers and designers of Paroles Traverses - Mythos Festival (Rennes, Brittany) take over the French Institute’s building to invent this onion Johnnies fantasy. This original Fringe production involves offices turned into bedrooms, striped shirts, onions (obviously) and some very silly stories.


Written by Achille Grimaud
Stage design & Coordination Benoit Gasnier
With Achille Grimaud, Morgan Euzenat, Benoit Hattet, Julien Mellano, Nidal Qannari, Charlotte Blin

Show Informations

Genre site-specific promenade / storytelling / puppetry
Preview Friday 5 August, 2:00 pm
Dates August 8-12, 15-19, 22-25 (Monday to Friday)
Times 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Suitability U
Duration 45 minutes
Language English
Audience 15 people max
Tickets £10 (£8)
Accessibility walking involved

For this unique occasion the Institut reopens the ’Bistrot’, a licensed café-bar. Open from 10 am until late, le Bistrot and its garden offer a cosy atmosphere to enjoy a drink and typical French snacks, wait for the guide, and maybe catch a glimpse of a ghost or two...

Box Office

Book your tickets from the Fringe box office / from the Institut box office 0131 225 53 66


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