Since 1992, Maboul Distorsion has been producing shows based on clown, and on physical / object theatre. Our starting point is always characters and situations from everyday life which we shake up, mess about with, mix together and transport into the realm of absurdity. We like to find the wackiness in things to take us away from “normal” behaviour, while looking for universal points of connection in terms of human relationships.
After a long time spent in the domain of circus performance, the company has now returned to its first love, the street, which remains the arena where anything is possible.
Please find here some information about our shows which are accessible to a non-French audience.
One is a sadistic boss, a terrifying tyrant who likes to be obeyed at the merest twitch of his eyebrow.
The other is good for nothing, a scapegoat, and the inevitable victim of his boss, who looks like some mad scientist.
With the whip cracking and the knives flying, an apparently simple recipe raises blood-pressure all round... Things get very hot indeed, and the situation turns increasingly sour...
La Cuisine is a rhythmical and essentially visual show, and brings to life stage the classic clown combination (the beautiful and the ugly one, the intelligent and the stupid one, the strong and the weak one). It's physical comedy with an emphasis on slapstick.