The Forgotten

The Forgotten creation 2014

The Forgotten is a sort of tale : A woman whose man (father or lover?) has been in a coma for years is waiting for him to wake up. It’s as if shehas stopped living. She’s getting old. She decides to put herself into a coma to go get him there. She launches into a quest through a parallel world made of hallucinations and extraordinary situations in order to track him down. There, she meets women of the past and temporarily joins them. Sometimes, she manages to catch the man’s body and drags it along with her (he is still lifeless, even in this world of the unconscious). Many times, she is reanimated, they tear her from this world to try to bring her back to life. But she always decides to slide back into it, she throws herself into accidents, to get back with this man.

duration 1 h – age  8 +

directe by Raphaëlle Boitel artistic collaboration Alice Boitel assisting director  Claire Assali assistante à la chorégraphie Maya Masse music Arthur Bison sound, assistant general management Silvère Boitel stage manager and general manager Tristan Baudoin costums Lilou Hérin lights Hervé Frichet son Sylvain Lafourcade with Raphaëlle Boitel, Aloïse Sauvage, Lilou Herin, Alice Boitel, Tristan Baudoin, Silvère Boitel

production Cie L’Oublié(e) coproduction Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf – PNC de Haute Normandie, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Établissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle de la Villette, as well as: Théâtre de l’Archipel – scène nationale de Perpignan, La Verrerie d’Alès – PNC Languedoc-Roussillon, L’Hippodrome – scène nationale de Douai, Théâtre de Cusset – scène conventionnée cirque, La Brèche – PNC Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville, L’Agora – PNC Boulazac Aquitaine, La Coursive – scène nationale de La Rochelle, La Comédie – scène nationale de Clermont Ferrand, Théâtre de Lorient, Le Carré – Les Colonnes, scène conventionnée, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles / Blanquefort. soutien du projet PASS – Circus Channel, le projet PASS Circus Channel a été sélectionné dans le cadre du programme européen de coopération transfrontalière INTERREG IVA France (Manche) – Angleterre, cofinancé par le FEDER.
aide à la création : Ministère de la Culture – DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Orientales.
soutiens et résidences : Le Grand-T, théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, CCN Créteil et Val-de- Marne, Académie Fratellini, Pôle Antonio Machado – Alenya, Espace Périphérique.



Vertiginous! Like a well of images, this magical abyss is as spectacular as intimate. Raphaëlle Boitel brings to light our deepest and most repressed dreams with great dexterity. Thomas Hahn

On a thread stretching between fantasy and memory, R. Boitel leads us into a dreamlike course tainted in enchanting beauty. Delphine Kilhoffer


A touch of Lynch here, a scent of ancient Kate Bush’s gothic romantism there, Raphaëlle Boitel and her crew have spreaded on La Vilette an epic blow, with superb and imaginative instants, creating “a sort of intimate memory in ruins” clear of any paradox, that one will carry durably in mind . Gilles Renault

© photos Marina Levitskaya