Les Enfants Du Paradis

Production date

11 December 2006 - 30 December 2006

‘Les Enfants du Paradis’ is the most beautiful love story ever told. Four very different men - the greatest mime, the finest actor, the richest nobleman and the most prolific criminal of the day - fight for the love of Garance, an orphan, in post-revolutionary Paris. As the affairs deepen and entwine, they mimic the pantomimes and melodramas that the audiences flock to see, packing the playhouses all the way up to the Gods.

Universally described as the greatest French film ever made, Simple 8 brings this new adaptation and translation to the Arcola as the perfect alternative to modern pantomime.


David Brett, Katie Cotterell, Christopher Doyle, Hannah Emanuel, Catherine Harvey, Chris Hehir, Darren Hill, Charlie Hollway, Tom Mison, Johnny Palmiero, Emily Pennant-Rea, Mat Wandless, Annalie Wilson, Tim Wyatt


Directed by Sebastian Armesto Written by Jacques Prévert & Marcel Carné Adapted by Dudley Hinton & Sebastian Armesto Design by Nicky Bunch & Natasha Ward Movement by Alison Cologna Music by David Brett & Hannah Emanuel Lighting & Sound by Federico Fernandez-Armesto