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RUY BLAS - Victor Hugo

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In 2019, the castle of Grignan takes on the air of a Spanish court in the 17th century to welcome Ruy Blas, the centerpiece of Victor Hugo. The hero, humble "earth worm in love with a star," denounces a corrupt nobility in a shaky kingdom. A fairy tale against a backdrop of social tragedy, with undeniably comical accents.

Don Salluste, minister deposed by the Queen of Spain, weaves his vengeance by introducing his valet Ruy Blas to the court under the clothes of Don César, his cousin. Laughing with justice and madly in love, Ruy Blas seduces the queen with her loyalty, before the evil trap of Don Salluste closes on their impossible union...

Artistic collaborations

Dramaturgie : Marion Bernède • Scénographie : Damien Caille-Perret • Création costumes : Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz • Lumières : Nathalie Perrier • Création musicale : Camille Rocailleux • Maquillages, coiffures et masques : Cécile Kretschmar • Assistanat à la mise en scène : Pauline Buffet, Jean-Christophe Blondel et Laure Roldàn • Maître de chant : Haïm Isaacs


Thierry Bosc : Don Salluste • François Deblock : Ruy Blas Zacharie Feron : Gudiel • Noémie Gantier : La Reine • Fabienne Lucchetti : La Duchesse d’Albuquerque • Maximin Marchand : Le Marquis de Santa-Cruz • Guy Pion : Don Guritan • Jean-Christophe Quenon : Don César • Marine Sylf : Casilda • Anne-Lise Binard et Elsa Guiet : musiciennes.


Comédie Poitou-Charentes/National Drama Center, DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine/Ministry of culture and communication, Nouvelle- Aquitaine Region and city of Poitiers. Coproduction and creation : Château de Grignan.

Coproductions : Liège's Theatre, Luxembourg city Theatres, Montansier Theatre, Angoulême Theatre/nationale scene. With the artistic participation of ENSATT school and the Studio-Theatre of Asnières.

Ruy Blas on ARTE TV

Fêtes Nocturnes of Grignan

François Deblock interview

Yves Beaunesne

After a diploma of Law and Letters, Yves Beaunes studied at INSAS (Brussels) and CNSAD (Paris). He signed in 1995 is a first staging noticed by the critics. In 2002, he was appointed General Manager of the Manufacture - Haute École de Théâtre in French-speaking Switzerland. Since 2011, he directs the Comédie Poitou-Charentes, national drama center.

Yves Beaunesne

Bosquet's Bar

On evenings, enjoy the unique setting of the gardens and terraces of the castle to enjoy a gourmet restoration based on local and organic products.

Open from 7.30 pm to 1 am, only for spectators.

Bar du Bosquet