• Photo: Frank Berglund

  • Photo: Frank Berglund

  • Photo: Frank Berglund

  • Photo: Frank Berglund

  • Photo: Frank Berglund

The Forgotten / L’Oublié(e)

Directed by Raphaëlle Boitel

Raphaëlle Boitel is a well-known circus artist, highly skilled in aerial, object manipulation and dance. She has worked with James Thiérrée and Company 111. The Forgotten / L’Oublié(e) is her highly anticipated first show as a director.

The Forgotten / L’Oublié(e) is a fairy tale. A woman waits for a man, who has been asleep for years, to wake up. She plunges herself into his mind to find him. Her quest takes her into his dreams; a parallel world of hallucinations and fantastical situations. Combining circus, physical theatre and dance Raphaëlle creates a mesmerizing and visually arresting world through which she explores memory, absence and reminiscence.


  • ‘A touch of Lynch here, a scent of Kate Bush’s gothic romanticism there, Raphaëlle Boitel and her company have presented an epic event at La Vilette. Featuring superb and imaginative moments they create an intimate sense of a memory in ruins. L’Oublié(e) is an experience that will live on in your memory.’


  • ‘Highlights include Thiérrée, Camille Boitel and the wondefully lithe contortionist Raphaelle Boitel - dressed in Liliane Boitel’s exquisite black and red costumes - rolling out the red carpet and performing breathtaking acrobatics.’

    The Stage (Junebug Symphony)

  • About

    Raphaëlle Boitel is a well-known circus artist with an impressive CV. She started her career at the age of 13 and has toured with international artists particularly James Thiérrée on his productions The Junebug Symphony (La Symphonie du Hanneton) and in La Veillée des Abysses. She has also presented her work at David Lynch’s club, The Silencio, Paris. Most recently, she worked with Company 111 for Aurélien Bory’s new piece Géométrie de Caoutchouc, and choreographed Macbeth for La Scala, Milan alongside Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. L’Oublié(e)  is her first large scale show as a director.

  • Why Book This Show

    Key Selling Points
    •      L’Oublié(e)  is directed and performed by reputable artists
    •      A stunning piece of highly visual physical theatre
    •      A very high quality, non text based production
    •      A rare chance to see large scale contemporary circus

    Key Target Markets
    •      Families who enjoy unusual spectacle and theatre
    •      People who attend physical theatre and circus shows
    •      People looking for something different
    •      Francophiles and lovers of European performance

  • Co-producers

    Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf; Grand Théâtre de Provence; La Villette; Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan; La Verrerie d’Alès – Languedoc; L’Hippodrome – scène nationale de Douai; Théâtre de Cusset; La Brèche; Cherbourg-Octeville dans le cadre du projet PASS; L’Agora – Boulazac Aquitaine; La Coursive – La Rochelle; La Comédie – Clermont Ferrand; Théâtre de Lorient; Le Carré – Les Colonnes, Saint Médard-en-Jalles /Blanquefort