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Our review of Kliniken: Lars Norén's Cuckoo's Nest


CRITICISM – At the Odéon, Julie Duclos stages the text of the playwright on a psychiatric hospital. Disturbing.

The Odéon was full the other night during the premiere of


, by Lars Norén.

As there are fewer and fewer curtain raisers, we are in the background as soon as we arrive, facing a common room of a psychiatric unit.

To the right, a smoking area, to the left a TV lounge.

Standing, stands as statuesque Markus (Maxime Thebault).

He is schizophrenic.

In the background, seated on a sofa placed in front of a large French window, Anders (Yohan Lopez), a boy with a drawling voice and gait.

A young blonde woman crosses and recrosses the stage.

We will learn later that her name is Birgit (Leïla Muse).

We hear the sound of a TV continuously.

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In fact, the play started before the spectators arrived.

Lars Norén wrote a documentary text on all these people who are on the margins and who find themselves behind closed doors, an HP.

But the staging of Julie Duclos does not confine the spectator: realistic, it is not for all that a cold, clinical representation, of the hospital...

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Source: lefigaro

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