James Thierrée

The Junebug Symphony, the first production of James Thierrée’s Compagnie du Hanneton, combines the transforming set designs and technical ingenuity of James’ mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin with a new physical virtuosity and poetic sensibility, winning four of France’s prestigious Molière Awards. The piece, which features James as a man who ‘loses his head, his legs and his arms, but not his temper’ as he falls into a world between dreams and waking, takes London by storm and over the next decade is followed by five further exceptional works: La Veillée des Abysses (pictured), Au Revoir ParapluieRaoul, Tabac Rouge and The Toad Knew.