March 2022


Ils nous ont oubliés

  • Séverine Chavrier (From El forn de calç [Kalkwerk] by Thomas Bernhard)
  • Directed by Séverine Chavrier
  • Sala Gran
  • 12/03/2022 al 13/03/2022

A reflection on insanity, paranoia and mistreatment and abuse perpetrated in the name of science.

Konrad has such good hearing that he has managed to hear almost everything. Now, he has secluded himself in La Calera, an old lime kiln, with his wife. In the silence of this isolated building, Konrad tries with little success to carry out a study that he considers vital and has obsessed him. But an incident on Christmas Eve will change everything.

After the pleasure of creating Nous sommes repus mais pas repentis (Déjeuner chez Wittgenstein) at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in 2016, we continue our work on Thomas Bernhard. La Plâtrière provides material unique in Bernhard’s play that leads us to confront the question of self-withdrawal, confinement, madness, and the paranoia that this withdrawal creates. Thomas Bernhard has written an acid, brutal and exciting reflection on the condition of modern man, of his fear of the stranger, of the other, on what great scientific work can enable us to legitimise about mistreatment and abuse.
Isolated from the world, of their own free will, locked in a quarry, the two protagonists compete with each other with blackmail and humiliation. Through the few witnesses of this drama of modernity, we gradually explore this couple’s private world where the madness of one is always the remedy or condemnation of the other.

Séverine Chavrier, author and director of the show.
  • Show included in the season tickets.
  • World premiere! With the creative process completed at the Orléans CDN, this show arrives in Barcelona for its world premiere at the Sala Gran del TNC. Now you have the opportunity to live a unique theatrical experience through text, audiovisual projections and live music.
  • Have a snack at the TNC! During intermissions you will find drinks, coffees, tapas and sandwiches at the TNC Restaurant. Enjoy dinner in the main lobby or outside terrace.

Production team

Séverine Chavrier (From El forn de calç [Kalkwerk] by Thomas Bernhard)
Directed by
Séverine Chavrier
Laurent Papot, Marijke Pinoy and Camille Voglaire
  • + Information
    Set design
    Louise Sari

    Germain Fourvel

    Andrea Matweber

    Florian Satche

    Simon d’Anselme de Puisaye,
    Séverine Chavrier

    Quentin Vigier
    Bird training and education
    Tristan Plot

    Assistant director
    Ferdinand Flame

    Construction of the set design
    Julien Fleureau, Olivier Berthel

    Stage manager
    Corto Tremorin

    CDN Orléans / Centre-Val de Loire
    Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Théâtre de la Cité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie, Tandem Scène Nationale Arras – Douai, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

    With the special collaboration of
    Région Centre – Val De Loire

    Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
    JTN - Jeune Théâtre National - Paris
    ENSATT - École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théatre - Lyon
    Ircam Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique amb la participació de DICRéAM

    With the support of
    Institut Français Espagne

    Rachel de Dardel
    Marion Stenton
    Augustin Muller
    Amandine Riffaud