Marianne Badrichani


Screening on Sunday 2 May | 1pm | Poplar Union’s YouTube 

In 2018, Marianne’s 18 year old son, Maxime, came up with his first song, about homelessness in Paris.
In 2021, homeless people and food carriers became the most visible human beings on Earl’s Court Rd which this film explores.

About Marianne Badrichani

With a background in film production, Marianne Badrichani has been directing French classic and contemporary plays in new translations in the UK since 2000, working with the Young Vic, the National Theatre, and in the West End. Trained with Katie Mitchell and at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she also creates immersive performances in unusual venues in response to commissions (The Show in a Shop Window, La Peau de Chagrin, Blue Beard). She is part of the Cross Channel Theatre Group, launched by the Institut Francais to promote French New writing in the UK.

Her latest productions include: Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi, Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths (London, Paris), Trois Ruptures/Three Splits (The Coronet Theatre, Theatre 9 in Beijing)

She developed For Your Ears Only, a series of one and one live performance over the phone, in 2020 in response to the first lockdown, and Giles, a Live Zoom Play in response the second.

Based in Earl’s Court, she is also an associate of BOLD ELEPHANT a new venue welcoming performances, workshops and rehearsals in Elephant and Castle.

PREMIERES | Sunday 2 May | 1pm

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