Events, Theater

2024: a year under the sign of theater

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Marcel Pagnol’s passing, numerous theater companies have decided to pay tribute to the author. Here is the program for a national lineup that is both traditional and modern.

Marius by Compagnie Biaggini, Théâtre Comaedia (Aubagne)

A grand production of this Marcel Pagnol classic, which has filled more than 1000 seats at the Silo in Marseille. Marius features performances by prominent Provençal actors.

Marius par la Compagnie Biaggini – Théâtre Comaedia
Marius by Compagnie Biaggini

Frédéric Achard: A Marseilles-Flavored Fresco

Marius tells the story of life: fathers who run their bars with an iron hand, mothers who raise their daughters alone, sons who dream of elsewhere, daughters who dream of love, and widowers who still dream of love… Frédéric Achard brings this Marseilles-flavored fresco to life, offering his actors and the audience a modernity of tone and a back-and-forth of feelings dear to Pagnol: from laughter to emotion.

Practical Information

Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28 & Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8:00 PM
Théâtre Comoedia – 13 Cours Maréchal Foch, 13400 Aubagne


Naïs by Compagnie Les Fautes de Frappe, Théâtre Lucernaire (Paris)

An exceptionally modern and inspired adaptation by Arthur Cachia with a minimalist staging by Thierry Harcourt. One of the greatest successes of Avignon 2022.

Naïs par la Compagnie Les Fautes de Frappe
Naïs by Compagnie Les Fautes de Frappe


Toine is hunchbacked and suffers from his disability. He is in love with Naïs, the daughter of a violent peasant. Naïs, in turn, is in love with Frédéric, a young man from a bourgeois family.
Summer comes, and the young lovers indulge in pleasures their social condition does not allow…

It’s a world that opens before us, a world of poetry and emotions, and all its characters, with their strong personalities, sweep us into a whirlwind of feelings.

Practical Information

From May 8 to june 30, 2024, at 6:30 PM
Théâtre Lucernaire – 53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris.


Tour of Compagnie Baudracco

For over 20 years, Compagnie Baudracco has been performing Marcel Pagnol’s repertoire both in France and abroad. Authenticity is its hallmark, generosity its strength. From the largest French theaters to the most intimate venues, the success of this company is undeniable.

Practical information

  • 18/02/2024 : BEAUCAIRE (30300) – Manon des sources – 15h30 – Casino Municipal
  • 24/02/2024 : AURIOL (13390) – Marius – 20h30 – Espace de la Confluence
  • 01/03/2024 : FRIBOURG (Suisse) – La femme du boulanger – 20h – Théâtre Equilibre 
  • 23/03/2024 : PLABENNEC (29160) – César – 20h30 – Espace Culturel du Champ de Foire
  • 05/04/2024 : THÉZAN LES BEZIERS (34490) – Fanny – 20h30 
  • 05/04/2024 : NISSAN LEZ ENSERUNE (34440) – Fanny – 20h30 – Salle Michel Galabru
  • 14/04/2024 : SAINT HILAIRE DE BRETHMAS (30259) – César – 15h – Salle des fêtes
  • 19/04/2024 : ROQUEBRUNE SUR ARGENS (83380) – Marius – 20h30 – Espace Robert Manuel
  • 27/04/2024 : SAINTE FEREOLE (19270) – 20h30 – Marius – 20h30 
  • 01/07/2024 : SAINT PORCHAIRE (17250) – La fille du puisatier – 21h – Château de la Roche Courbon
  • 02/07/2024 : SAINT PORCHAIRE (17250) – La fille du puisatier – 21h – Château de la Roche Courbon
  • 03/07/2024 : SAINT PORCHAIRE (17250) – La fille du puisatier – 21h – Château de la Roche Courbon
  • 04/07/2024 : SAINT PORCHAIRE (17250) – La fille du puisatier – 21h – Château de la Roche Courbon 
  • 17/08/2024 : ARMISSAN (11110) – Stade – La fille du puisatier – 21h

Theatrical Hike Naïs (company Dans la Cours des Grands)

A unique artistic concept in France: L’Art des Collines
After three years of success with La Fille du Puisatier, the company Dans la Cour des Grands presents its new creation: Naïs.

Naïs par la compagnie Dans la Cours des Grands
Naïs by the company Dans la Cours des Grands

Performance across the trails of the Pichauris estate in Allauch

Experience one of Marcel Pagnol’s most famous films while hiking nearly 10 km through the trails of the Domaine Départemental de Pichauris! We invite you to traverse the landscapes of Provence dear to Marcel Pagnol and to become, for a day fully scripted, the employees of the Saint-Henri tile factory…

The “Saltimband” will guide you through the hills of Allauch, and with good spirits and sturdy shoes, you will enjoy the beauty of the place and be surprised by the encounters you make: The beautiful Naïs with her sensual charm, and in her shadow, never far away, the friend Toine, the hunchback whose undying love for the young peasant girl will surely touch you.

The Rostaings, so stiff-necked, whose prodigal son Frédéric may seduce you, as he seduces Naïs. Micoulin, Naïs’s father and the Rostaing’s sharecropper, because you will inevitably pass by his farm: but discreetly, as he is not to be trifled with. You might skirt the sea, who knows? And you will surely sing, for there is nothing better for trekking the paths! Beyond the landscapes, you will travel through words. And when it comes to those of Marcel Pagnol, the journey is inevitably beautiful!

Practical Information

Every Saturday and Sunday from April 22 to June 4, 2023 – Thursday, May 18 (Ascension Day)


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