Les Diables 

Theatre | France | Irish Premiere


Compagnie de l’Oiseau Mouche and La Coma present

Les Diables 

Directed by Michel Schweizer


Dates & times Friday 22 May 8pm | Saturday 23 May 8pm 

Venue: Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road

Tickets €15 (€12.50 conc.)

Duration 90mins

Post Show Talk Friday 22nd May

Warning Mild Bad Language

Age Recommendation 14+ years


About the Show

On stage, in the theatre, where the Other is often placed at a polite distance from the viewers, Michel Schweizer gathers small temporary communities that try to redefine this relationship. In Les Diables, 7 actors from l’Oiseau-Mouche gather to illuminate what life makes us forfeit: the possible displacement of the norm.

Michel Schweizer has always been wary of consensus. To the shallow and small life arrangements that rule over our daily lives, he favours consuming relationships that imply risks, efforts, and that wring out our usual seductive technics. Les Diables issues a kind warning for the audience. The actors’ presence here has a devil-like intensity and you may not be able to look away.

Please note, this show is in French with English subtitles.



  • Director: Michel Schweizer
  • Scenography: Eric Blosse / Michel Schweizer
  • Lighting Design: Eric Blosse
  • Sound Design: Nicolas Barillot
  • Vocal Coach and Music Design: Dalila Khatir
  • Puppet Design and Training: Bérangère Vantusso
  • Puppet Maker: Einat Landais
  • General Stage Manager: Jeff Yvenou
  • General Stage Manager on tour: Paul Zandbelt
  • Actors: Jonathan Allart, Marie-Claire Alperine, Jérôme Chaudiere, Dolorès Dallaire, Florence Decourcelle, Thierry Dupont, Frédéric Foulon


About the Company

Compagnie de L’Oiseau-Mouche is based in Roubaix, France. The company was created in 1978 as a professional theatre company and was the first organisation in France to support people with Learning Disabilities to become professional actors.

The high level of commitment of their actors and the quality of their artistic work has created a path for l’Oiseau-Mouche to access mainstream venues and networks that had previously not been available to Learning Disability  performers.

The project remains unique in France. The company has no permanent Artistic Director and each creation is the result of a one-of-a-kind encounter between an invited artist and the ensemble. The result is an abundant repertoire with multiple aesthetics and influences. L’OM has created 50 shows, performed over 1,600 times and is supported by the French Ministry of Culture. 


Co-producers – LA COMA ; Le Gymnase | CDCN Roubaix | Hauts-de-France ; La Villette, Paris ; Les 2 Scènes, scène nationale de Besançon ; Le Bateau Feu, scène nationale Dunkerque ; Théâtre d’Arles, scène conventionnée art et création – nouvelles écritures ; Théâtre Molière-Sète, scène nationale archipel de Thau ; Le TANDEM, scène nationale Arras-Douai ; MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard et Le Phénix, scène nationale Valenciennes.

Partner venues – CDN de Normandie ; Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, scène nationale ; Centre Culturel André Malraux – scène nationale de Vandœuvre et de la Maison de la Culture d’Amiens.





Black Box Theatre is wheelchair and Guide Dog accessible.

Please contact the Box Office for these seating reservations upon booking tickets.

Our Box Office is located at Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway

Open Mon-Sat, 10am -7.30pm  

Phone Number: 091 569 777  International Dial: +353 91 569 777


Show Supports

Show Notes will be available in text and audio format. Keep an eye on our Social Media for announcements. 

English subtitles will be displayed throughout the show.

There is a Sensory / Safe Space available at the venue.

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