Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes
  • Compagnie Gare Centrale · Belgique

Les lettres de mon père

FMTM co-production
World premiere
Past event
  • Saturday 16 September, 15:00-16:15, Chanzy
  • Saturday 16 September, 18:00-19:15, Chanzy
  • Sunday 17 September, 10:00-11:15, Chanzy
  • Sunday 17 September, 14:00-15:15, Chanzy


From 9 years old


  • Objects theatre

Agnès Limbos dived into the letters her father sent from the Congo when she was a child. At the time of independence in 1960, to keep them safe, her parents had entrusted their children to their priest uncle in Belgium. While little Agnès, traumatised by this separation, impatiently awaits the arrival of each letter, big Agnès is stunned to read all the paternalism and racism contained in the missionary spirit.

Concept, writing and acting: Agnès Limbos
Special witness and dramaturgy: Olivia Stainier
Artistic accompaniment: Sabine Durand
Lighting design and technical aspects: Nicolas Thill, Joël Bosmans
Sound design: Pierre Kissling
Costumes: Françoise Colpé
Constructions: Val Macé
Choreographic contribution: Nicole Mossoux
Production: Julie Feltz

Coproduction: Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Maison de création (Belgium) / Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes (France) / Théâtre des Martyrs and Théâtre de la Montagne Magique in Brussels (Belgium) / La Coop asbl and Shelter Prod (Belgium) / Théâtre d’Esch, Escher Theater (Luxembourg)
Support: MarionNEttes – festival international, Neuchâtel (Switzerland) / Vélo Théâtre, Apt (France) / taxshelter.be, ING and the Belgian federal government’s Tax Shelter (Belgium) / Wallonie-Bruxelles international, WBI (Belgium)