Dante or Die - La Fille à la Mode
A musical promenade journey through surprising locations in and around the historic Theatre Royal Haymarket.
A mysterious accordionist leads the audience on an unexpected trail where performances pop up seemingly out of nowhere. Performed by a cast of eight female dancers, actresses and musicians La Fille à la Mode is a sensuous, decadent and provocative theatrical experience that explores the continued celebration, and exploitation, of glamorous ‘It’ Girls throughout the ages.
The forty-five minute piece which features an all female cast of dancers, actresses and musicians is directed by Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan for Dante or Die.
La Fille à la Mode was originally conceived and developed for the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust (Masterclass) with the aim of highlighting and supporting young theatre makers who are interested in alternative ways of creatively working in the theatre industry.
The full production premiered in August 2011 at the National Theatre as part of their Watch This Space Festival.
Co-Artistic Director of Dante or Die Terry O’Donovan said: “We are so pleased to be re-creating La Fille à la Mode for a run at the Haymarket. Not only is the building incredibly inspiring to make a promenade piece in, but it’s where the show first came to life as a Masterclass workshop in site-responsive devising. Having performed versions of the show in a department store in Holland, in the corridors and car park of the National Theatre and weaving through works of art at the V&A it feels like we’re coming home!”