Thursday night, it was near the riot at the entrance of the room Olympe de Gouges, in the Xith arrondissement of Paris. It was necessary to put chairs and to calm the impatience of the 800 spectators who have come to attend a “general public” of La Vie parisienne by the Theatre of the Little World. Offenbach to the madness? Without a doubt, but there is also another explanation to this craze. This evening, we celebrate the 200 years of the birth of the composer, and we also be celebrated the 100 years of the Theatre of the Little World.

Created by Peter Humble in 1919, the company is quickly in the hands of the founder of the Theatre of the children, Roland Pilain, who gives him a good run and its specificity: of performances for children and played by children. Of the future big names of the show, the song and the music hall are taking their first steps on the boards: Roland Blanche, Patrick Dewaere, Thierry le Luron, Colette Renard, producer Paul Lederman, or a certain Jean-Philippe Smet. Charles Aznavour in shorts and his sister …

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