KINGDOM is the story of two families who removed themselves from the modern world to live in harmony with nature. But after a few years of living in an environment that is as hostile as it is wonderful, suspicions and resentments start to flare up. The way the land is divided is suddenly deemed unfair and it appears that fate is against one of the two families. The customs of one and practices of the other jeopardise the already very delicate balance in this new society…

Then one day, a fence is erected between the two families. War is declared.
A few metres from the battlefield, the children watch their disappearing world.

Under the gaze of a film-maker, the tragedy is told…

KINGDOM is an epic fable about the division of land, original sin, a story never written, a return to life in the wild, widgeons, eyes turned to the river, wars between families, helicopters, poachers, fires…


From 6 to 14 July 2021 – Festival d’Avignon (Fr)

From September 24 to October 1, 2021 – Le Théâtre de Liège (Be)

From 7 to 14 October, 2021 – Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (Be)

From 19 to 22 October 2021 – Le Théâtre du Nord in Lille (Fr)

From 27 to 28 October 2021 – Maison de la Culture de Tournai, maison de création (Be)

From 9 to 12 November 2021 – Le Quai – CDN d’Angers (Fr)

From 18 to 19 November 2021 – Théâtre de Lorient (Fr)

From 20 to 22 January 2022 – Théâtre de Namur (Be)

From 28 to 29 January 2022 – Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg (Lux)

From 9 to 10 March 2022 – Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre (Fr)

From March 30 to April 3, 2022 – Les Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon (Fr)

From April 9 to 10, 2022 – FIND 2022, Schaubühne, Berlin (De)

From 29 to 30 April 2022  – Le Tangram Scène nationale à Évreux (Fr)


Written and directed by Anne-Cécile Vandalem
Freely inspired by Braguino by Clément Cogitore

WITH  
Philippe Philippe Grand’Henry
Laurent Laurent Caron
Zoé Zoé Kovacs
Épona Épona Guillaume
Vania Arnaud Botman
Film Production team Federico D’Ambrosio et Leonor Malamatenios

THE CHILDREN  
Anja Juliette Goossens/Ida Mühleck
Nastasja Lea Swaeles/Léonie Chaidron
Daryna Daryna Melnyk/Eulalie Poucet
Michka Isaac Mathot/Noa Staes

THE DOGS Ice and Oméga

Stage design Ruimtevaarders
Composition Vincent Cahay et Pierre Kissling
Director of photography and framing Federico D’Ambrosio
Dramaturgy Sarah Seignobosc
Lighting design Amélie Géhin
Video design Frédéric Nicaise
Sound design Antoine Bourgain
Costume design Laurence Hermant
Make-up design  Sophie Carlier
Assistant directors Pauline Ringeade and Mahlia Theismann
Technical director Damien Arrii
Props Philippe Vasseur
Children’s coaches
Lara Ceulemans and Julia Huet Alberola
Camera operator Leonor Malamatenios
Animal trainer Victorine Reinewald
Children’s caretakers Anne Lahousse and Fabien Castan
Script consultant Bruno Tracq
Lighting control Hadrien Jeangette
Stage management Baptiste Wattier
Costumes Carine Duarte
Children’s casting director Kadija Leclere
Production trainee Elsa Rauchs et Alexis Mullard
Costume trainee Tatiana Strobbe
Camera trainee Mounir Benchara
Trainee assistant Technical director Antoine Fiori
Subtitles Erik Borgman
Translations Claire Tarring
Press relations Dorothée Duplan, Camille Pierrepont, Fiona Defolny, Louise Dubreuil
Administration Lila Pérès
Production management Daria Bubalo
Tour management Jill De Muelenaere
Head of production, administration and sales Audrey Brooking et Eva Wilsens

COPRODUCTIONS  
Théâtre de Liège [BE], Festival d’Avignon [FR], Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles [BE], Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe [FR], Volcan – scène nationale du Havre [FR], Théâtre du Nord [FR], Théâtre de Lorient [FR], Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg [LU], Théâtre de Namur [BE], Le Quai – DN d’Angers [FR], Les Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon [FR], Maison de la culture de Tournai – maison de création [BE], La Coop asbl & Shelter Prod [BE].

DECOR CONSTRUCTION  
Ateliers du Théâtre de Liège [BE] et Ateliers du Théâtre National [BE]

CONFECTION COSTUMES  
Ateliers du Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles [BE]

SUPPORT  
Taxshelter.be, ING, tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – service théâtre, Loterie nationale

THANKS TO  
L’usine [BE], Compagnie Point Zéro [BE], Projection Room [BE]