Nicknamed “mad juggler of words”, Belgian humourist Bruno Coppens makes his Toronto debut at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
This French language lover and word contortionist will be performing in a theatre-cabaret, along with pianist-comedian Pierre Poucet, where he ruthlessly dissects the transition to the fifties. There will be English surtitles.
When? March 26-30, 2014
Where? Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs (26 Berkeley Street)
Cost? $37-48; $30 for BCBC Members – Contact us for Promo Code
Details? 416 534-6604 or here
Théâtre français de Toronto welcomes for the first time to Toronto Belgian comedy superstar Bruno Coppens in Mes Singeries vocales (Horsing Around 50)
To celebrate his “BIG 50”, Bruno Coppens has concocted a rock’n’roll show just for you! After Ma Terre Happy!, nominated in the “Best solo performance” category (Prix du Théâtre 2008 – Belgium), Coppens returns in his new production, accompanied this time by pianist Pierre Poucet to form a diabolical duo!
Mes Singeries vocales is the verbal delirium and visual madness of wacky director Éric de Staercke whose play, Est- ce qu’on ne pourrait pas s’aimer un peu, won the 2005 Dora for Best Touring Production for TfT. You will be amazed as Coppens turns into a speech therapist more affected than his patient, the girl from the Tom-Tom GO GPS system struggling with her annoyed husband, Romeo declaring his love to … Gillette while accompanied by a bartender (Pierre Poucet), who will serve as hairdresser, pianist, coach, makeover master, scapegoat, and accomplice…
Mad juggler of words, creator of breathtaking verbal delusions, Bruno Coppens has managed in just fifteen years to carve out a very unique brand of Belgian humour. He is extremely popular throughout the French-speaking world: particularly in Quebec, where the public has enjoyed his two previous shows, Ma Déclaration d’humour and Bain zen. His new show, Mes Singeries vocales, has just been launched in Belgium. With contagious enthusiasm, Bruno Coppens deploys all his talent on stage, radio, and television. He has succeeded on the strength of his shows to capture increasingly large audiences, while maintaining a high standard both for the topics broached and by his level of writing.
To view an excerpt of the show, click here