The Triumph of Love

Olivier Py

FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON

Olivier Py

One of the highest-rated works on the programme of the Avignon Festival in 2019 was this playful musical production, written and directed by Oliver Py, the festival’s current director. Py, formerly the long-running director of the Odéon theatre in Paris, is one of the most famous French directors and playwrights of today. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, the production is marked by Py’s distinctive directorial style, full of theatricality and cabaret-like stylisation. A fairytale about a girl in love who has to fight for her love in a world torn apart by war, the production is proof that fairytales do not have to be (only) for children.