Macron targeted at theatre, blaze at restaurant he partied victory in

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To a backdrop of high social tensions over government pension reform plans, French President Emmanuel Macron had to be evacuated from a Parisian theatre after a group of protestors arrived during a performance, while hours later a fire was started at a Montparnasse restaurant well known as the place where he celebrated his first-round victory in the 2017 presidential elections.

Resignations and cuts leave France's feted theatre scene in crisis

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Prominent figures in French theatre are vacating their posts amid tough public budget cuts that suggest the country's cultural scene is losing its once cherished status with central and local authorities.

Play about creation of Cyrano de Bergerac takes Paris by storm

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A play about how French dramatist Edmond Rostand created the hugely popular tale Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897 has in turn become one of the most successful productions in France of modern times, performed since 2016 more than 1,000 times to a total audience of about 750,000.

Sting concert to reopen Paris terror attacks theatre

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All 1,000 tickets for the November 12th concert by the British singer at the Bataclan, which reopens this Saturday for the first time since 90 people died when jihadist gunmen stormed a concert there last November, sold out within 30 minutes.

France's first Shakespearean-style theatre vandalised

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Critics of the 6-million-euro wooden-exterior theatre near Calais have argued that the structure is a waste of public money.

France's Depardieu to tread boards again

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The actor will appear in a production of 'Love Letters' by A. R. Gurney at the Antoine Theatre in Paris, his first stage appearance in a decade.

One killed, several injured in Paris theatre blast

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Around 15 others were injured, one seriously, after an explosion during rehearsals for a musical show that uses pyrotechnics.