Little Queen

Petite Reine, un spectacle de Raphaëlle Boitel

Little Queen Creation 2024


Duration 30 min – all ages 10 and up


Little Queen, a gritty, clownish satire on the clutches of love, stars Edith, a luminous character who innocently recounts her own downfall.


“Following on from The Black Beast, a solo on stage created in 2017, a performance based around contortion and the spine that evokes the inner struggles of a woman marked by her career path, I want to create a second part of a triptych of portraits of circus women.

This piece will combine acrobatic performance on a bicycle and text in an offbeat, zany tone. This portrait will feature Fleuriane Cornet, a graduate of the CNAC in 2020, with whom I hope to continue the work of transmission/insertion begun during the creation of Cycle de l’Absurde by staging the students of the 32nd promotion.”

Raphaëlle Boitel




Little Queen

October 04 and 05, 2024 – Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Pole National Cirque Normandie (76)

March 13 and 14, 2025 – l’Agora, Pole National Cirque de Boulazac (24)


Double evening format – two short forms

Diptych : The Black Beast and Little Queen

End of creation/resumption for these two short forms featuring female circus artists. The Black Beast, a solo based on contortion and the spine, evokes the inner struggles of a woman with a scarred body. Little Queen, a gritty, clownish satire on the clutches of love, stars Edith, a luminous character who innocently recounts her own downfall.

August 20 and 22, 2024 – Odysca (premières) Biscarosse (40)

September 20 and 21, 2024 – Château Rouge Scène conventionnée d’Annemasse (74)

October 18 to 20, 2024 – CIRCA, Pôle National Cirque Auch (32)

January 15 to 18, 2025 – Théâtre National de Nice, CDN (06)

January 24 to 26, 2025 –Théâtre Joliette, Scène conventionnée Marseille (13)

April 01 and 02, 2025 – Gallia Théâtre Cinéma, Scène conventionnée de Saintes (17)

April 04 and 05, 2025 – Scène Nationale Carré-Colonnes – St Médard en Jalles / Blanquefort (33)

April 08, 2025 – Les Trois T, Scène conventionnée de Châtellerault (86)

April 17, 2025 – Théâtre Georges-Leygues, Villeneuve-sur-Lot (47)


See all the dates for the season 24/25




Stage direction, choreography Raphaëlle Boitel

Artistic collaboration, lighting Tristan Baudoin

Original music Arthur Bison

Assistant director Vassiliki Rossillion

Stage, sound and lighting manager Thomas Delot

Costumes Sabine Schlemmer

Performer Fleuriane Cornet

Delegated management Julien Couzy

Administration Nicolas Rosset

Production manager Jérémy Grandi

Communication Léna Scamps




Production Cie L’Oublié(e) – Raphaëlle Boitel

Co-production Agora, PNC de Boulazac Isle Manoire ; Théâtre national de Nice – Centre dramatique national de Nice Côte d’Azur ; Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes Bordeaux Métropole ; TANDEM Scène nationale ; Archaos Pôle National Cirque, 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg – Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf ; Château-Rouge Annemasse ; Odysca Biscarosse ; Equinoxe – Scène Nationale de Châteauroux.

This project received a writing commission from the Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Cie L’Oublié(e) – Raphaëlle Boitel is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture DRAC – Nouvelle-Aquitaine; subsidized by the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Département de la Dordogne and the town of Boulazac Isle Manoire. Raphaëlle Boitel is an associate artist of L’Agora PNC Boulazac Aquitaine and Équinoxe, Scène nationale de Châteauroux.



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