Run time: 105 mins

Emmanuel Courcol channels the feel-good energy of  The Full Monty for his latest, which fictionalises the true story of Swedish actor Jan Jönson’s attempt to help prisoners stage a version of Waiting For Godot.


Transporting the action to France, Kad Merat takes on the role of Étienne Carboni, an actor whose dreams of becoming a household name have remained just that. Étienne’s latest project finds him inside the walls of a prison to provide theatre workshops for the inmates. It’s here that he becomes inspired to stage Samuel Beckett’s absurdist classic.


The plot follows a path familiar to those who have seen any manner of sports-underdogs. Written off by society, guards and wardens, the prisoners start their journey without any confidence in themselves. Only Kamal (Sofian Khammes) seems truly interested in performing, and the jailors are suspicious that perhaps he’s heard of the 1985 escape and is planning a revival. But Étienne has faith, and he pushes them hard, getting notice from audiences, and moving up to bigger and more important venues despite reluctance from the prison staff. The end result is pleasant while it lasts.


Monday 25th July
07:30 pm
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19:30
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14:00
Friday 8th July
19:30
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18:00
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14:00
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Tuesday 19th July
14:00
Saturday 23rd July
19:00
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14:00
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14:00
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14:00
Tuesday 12th July
14:00
Tuesday 12th July
19:30
Wednesday 13th July
14:00
Wednesday 27th July
19:30
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19:30
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19:30
Wednesday 20th July
14:00
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14:00
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18:00
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19:00
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14:00
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19:30
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14:00
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19:30
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14:00
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18:00
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19:30
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14:00
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14:00
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14:00
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Saturday 30th July
19:00
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18:00
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19:30
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14:00