ARCTIQUE

ARCTIQUE

French premier

A political thriller set against the climate war! In 2025 aboard a cruise liner is stranded in the middle of the Arctic with seven passengers who will be caught up in a conspiracy set to get rid of them. Here, musical theatre and cinema brilliantly mix reality and fantasy.   

In 2025 aboard a stranded cruise liner in the middle of the Arctic, five passengers will be caught up in a conspiracy set to get rid of them. Here, musical theatre and cinema brilliantly mix reality and fantasy.  We are plunged into an intriguing political thriller set against the climate war !

We are somewhere in the middle of the Arctic. It is war almost everywhere in Europe. A former luxury cruise liner the Arctic Serenity is towed to Greenland to be turned into a hotel for wealthy tourists. It becomes the fashionable holiday. A few people illegally come aboard in the hope of reaching Greenland and a technical problem results in the ship entering international waters. For many long months, the passengers aboard this ghost ship find themselves far from unravelling the thread to the plot. Arctic is a political thriller set against the climate war in which five people are caught up in a conspiracy.

Tristesse, the previous political play by Anne-Cécile Vandalem was met with great acclaim at the 2016 Avignon Festival. Her use of musical theatre and cinematography are a brilliant mixture of reality and fantasy. Arctic is both a plot with a twist and a cold and intriguing play. We follow the trail of a bear filmed live wandering in the hold of the ship, a captain who is a spy and magician, a fallen explorer, a corrupt minister and a quartet of ghost musicians.

Length 2 hours 30 / Performance in French, Russian and Eskimo with French and English subtitles

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