• Photo: Richard Haughton

  • Photo: Richard Haughton

  • Photo: Richard Haughton

Aurélia’s Oratorio

A remarkable display of stage illusion created especially for and with Aurélia Thierrée, Aurélia’s Oratorio  draws inspiration from the worlds of music hall, variety and circus to create a concoction of illusion and fantasy.

Aurélia Thierrée has performed as an actress and illusionist since early childhood, initially with her parents Jean-Baptiste Thierrée and Victoria Thierrée Chaplin (pioneers of new circus) in the famous Cirque Invisible and Cirque Imaginaire, and more recently with Tiger Lillies Circus of Shockheaded Peter fame.


  • 'A magical slice of theatrical trickery.'


  • 'An absolute spellbinder.'

    Daily Telegraph

  • 'a bewitching 70 minutes in which the nightmarish and the dreamy meet and disintegrate in a puff of smoke and the whistle of a train.'

    The Guardian

  • Co-Producers

    Aurélia’s Oratorio  toured the UK in 2005 taking in Warwick Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith, Oxford Playhouse, Brighton’s Gardner Arts Centre and Malvern Theatres. The 2006 tour went to Nottingham Playhouse, The Lowry, Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Lyric Hammersmith.

    Performed by Aurélia Thierrée

    Directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin

    A Victoria Thierrée Chaplin production in collaboration with L’Avant-Scene, Cognac. Managed by Bureau Dix, supported by La Ferme du Buisson, Marne-La-Vellé