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…

TOURING 2021/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 & 19 November 2021 – Théâtre de Lorient (Fr)

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

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

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

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

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

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


TOURING 2022/2023

18 & 19 January 2023  – Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi (Be)

28 January – 19 February 2023  – L’Odéon, Théâtre de l’Europe (Fr)

2 & 3 March 2023  – Teatros del Canal (Es)

31 March & 1 April 2023  – Teatre Lliure (Es)

13 – 16 May 2023 – Wiener Festwochen (At)

18 & 19 June Campania Teatro Festival (It)

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

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

Anja Juliette Goossens/Ida Mühleck
Nastassja Léa Swaeles/Léonie Chaidron
Daryna Daryna Melnyk/Eulalie Poucet
Michka Isaac Mathot/Noa Staes

THE DOGS Ice, Oméga and Olrùn

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 Director Pauline Ringeade and Mahlia Theismann
Technical director Damien Arrii
Props Philippe Vasseur
Children’s Coaches
  Lara Ceulemans, Julia Huet Alberola and Camille Léonard
Camera Operator Leonor Malamatenios
Animal Trainer Victorine Reinewald
Children’s Caretakers Anne Lahousse, Fabien Castan
Script Consultant Bruno Tracq
Light Hadrien Jeangette
Stage Management Baptiste Wattier
Costumes Samira Benali
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
Press Relations Dorothée Duplan, Camille Pierrepont, Fiona Defolny, Louise Dubreuil
Administration Lila Pérès
Production Daria Bubalo
Tour Management Communication Jill De Muelenaere
Head of Production, Administration and Sales Audrey Brooking et Eva Wilsens

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].

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

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

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

L’Usine [BE], Compagnie Point Zéro [BE], Projection Room [BE]