Retour à la liste

Théatre : "Cent mètres papillon"

Event's calendar
Théatre : "Cent mètres papillon"

This is the (true) story of Larie, a young swimmer who, like his idol Michael Phelps, dreams of becoming a champion. He learns to somersault, discovers the sport of gliding, trains with all its violence, competes with all its rituals, races, defeats and second-guessing?

Maxime Taffanel, former top-level swimmer turned actor, has been through it all: intensive training, pain, fear of the clock, fear of failure, loss of meaning.
His text as an actor is intimately nourished by his experience as a sportsman. What if, deep down, the trainer was a bit of a stage director, and if performance, both in the pool and on stage, really took on the meaning of personal accomplishment?

After hours and hours of "lengths", after seeing nothing but "blue", Maxime Taffanel delivers an account of rare intensity, where we follow him from laughter to emotion.

This is the astonishing story of an athlete turned actor, the story of his fish body turned stage body, caught up in the siren song.

Running time 1h - For audiences aged 12 and over.

Le Trident, scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, offers the public of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and Nord-Cotentin the opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of contemporary creation. Whether in theater, dance, music or circus. This multi-disciplinary program runs seasonally from October to June. Le Trident has 3 theaters: l'Italienne, la Butte and le Vox. Le Trident also offers off-site programming.

Type of events

  • Cultural
  • Shows, music and theatre


  • Discovery


  • Base rate

Dates and times

    • Thursday 08 February 2024 from 19h30
  • Access and location


    Le Trident, scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
    123 Avenue de Paris


    Le Trident, scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

    You may be interested in

    Théatre : "Cent mètres papillon"