4.7% of freedom

The double Axel

18 % of the population are convinced they have seen a ghost.
43 % of airline pilots admit they sometimes fall asleep during a flight.

Couples fight on average 312 times per year (mostly on Thursdays around 8pm)

These are the kinds of musings that fill the days of Axel and Axelle, an inseparable couple of highly qualified statistical engineers, known as « the double Axel » by their colleagues at the Faculty of Science in Grenoble.

Between teaching class at University and their small house nestled in the mountains, Axel and Axelle lead a rich and fulfilled life. But unfortunately, they are part of the 14%.

14% of couples are unable to have children.

Having tried everything for several years, they ultimately decided to become a foster family. They took a training course and received their certification. When asked to choose an age bracket, they ticked the age 13-17 box.

  • Are you sure? asked Mrs Dermano the Child Welfare social worker.

This is how Blanquette, a young girl of 15, landed on their doorstep one morning.

And so begins a whole other story…



Written and directed by : Métilde Weyergans and Samuel Hercule
Original score : Timothée Jolly and Mathieu Ogier
Assistant director : Sarah Delaby-Rochette

With : Lucie Garçon, Fanny Godel-Reche, Garance Malard, Lucas Martini, Andréas Chartier, Séraphin Rousseau / Louis Albertosi and the participation of Michel Le Gouis
Set design : Justine Baron, Léa Tilliet
Sound design and manager :  François Geslin, Louen Poppé

Lighting design and manager : Mathilda Bouttau, Arthur Chauvot
Costume production managers : Thelma Dimarco-Bourgeon, Valentine Issanchou
Costume design/ Seamsters : Célestin Car, Inès Catela, Apolline Coulon, Louise Daubas, Emma Euvrard, Angèle Glise, Aurore Guillemenot, Mathilde Hacker, Lola Le Cloirec, Loïc Nédélec, Lola Pacini, Morgane Pegon, Marie Stephan et Manon Surat

Construction : Frédéric Soria
Stage manager on tour : Pierrick Corbaz, Sébastien Dumas
Production, Administration : Anaïs Germain et Caroline Chavrier

Suitable for all audiences over the age of 9
Durée : 1h15

Production : La Cordonnerie/ L’ENSATT
Coproduction : Le Volcan – scène nationale du Havre, Le Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – scène nationale

Opeing performances June 2023 at Théâtre Laurent Terzieff / ENSATT, Lyon in partnership with les Nuits de Fourvière


2024/25 AGENDA 

Malraux, scène nationale Chambéry Savoie
Novembre 7-8

Comédie de Caen, CDN de Normandie
December 3 to 6

Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, CDN
December 17 to 21

La Coursive, scène nationale de La Rochelle
February 12-13

Maison de la Culture de Bourges, scène nationale
March 13-14

Théâtre de la Coupe d’Or, scène conventionnée Rochefort
March 20-21

La Comète, scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne
April 1-2

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