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Vive le Fringe ! 2021: Phantasmaphone

From 6 August 2021 10:00 to 15 August 2021 19:00


Phantasmata Cie

20mins slots | 12+
Genre: Theatre

6-15 August
Every day between 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00 and 17:00-19:00
Please note that the phone is cleaned and sanitised after each 20min session for your personal health and safety. Performance allows for one person at a time (you are welcome to come with a friend, carer or member of the family to accompany you).


Admission £5 | £3 Concession

Please note that wearing a face-covering is compulsory in the performance space

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About the show:

"Sit down by the telephone, pick it up… and experience a unique theatrical and literary moment with a French actor, talking from Paris City! Inspired by the deliciously old fashioned feel of telephone, Phantasmaphone is a new live audio experience. Through the magic of this iconic object set up in a vintage decor, a listener gets in touch with an actor who offers him/her the reading of a carefully chosen French text in Molière’s language. A new yet vintage way to enter an artist’s imaginary world and share a personalized moment with him/her… beyond borders!"

"Asseyez-vous auprès du téléphone, décrochez le combiné... et vivez un moment théâtral et littéraire unique avec un acteur français, en direct depuis Paris ! Inspiré du charme délicieusement désuet du téléphone, le Phantasmaphone est une expérience audio unique, intime et personnalisée. Par la magie de cet objet iconique, installé dans un décor vintage, l’auditeur entre en contact avec un comédien qui lui propose la lecture d’un texte français soigneusement choisi dans la langue de Molière. Une nouvelle manière d’entrer dans l’imaginaire d’un artiste pour partager avec lui/elle un moment hors du temps... par-delà les frontières !"

Concept: Marie Colombe Lobrichon, Scenography: Maxime Chaiblaine
With Abdoulaye Diallo, Marie Colombe Lobrichon, Jeanne Paravert, Xavier Pilloy, Pauline Prévost, Téo Valais.


Face coverings are compulsory to move around the building. A one-way system is in place throughout the building with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and exit via West Parliament Square. Hand sanitisers are available in the building. Find out more about what we are doing to keep you safe here.

Booking is mandatory. Please book your ticket online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your ticket.

Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

Institut Français Écosse 2022