(le) Pain by DREAM

Event dates: October 15, 2021 October 16, 2021

Event times: 19:00 14:00

Venue: Tobacco Factory Theatres

Duration: 55 Mins

Price: £16/£12

Running Time: 1 Hour

Age: 14+ contains nudity

World Premiere


Jean Daniel Broussé is the only son of a 3rd generation baker. Destined to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather and inherit the family bakery in rural France… But JD – queer, a circus artist and intolerant to patriarchy  –  is not a baker.

(le) Pain is the unexpected chapter in the bakery story. A journey through bread making, acrobatics and growing up in strait-laced provincial France, that reverberates with the tragedy, comedy and joy of making a break for it. 

 A debut solo show from Total Theatre award winning artist JD Broussé, in collaboration with cheeky cabaret director and future national treasure Ursula Martinez. Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Warwick Arts Centre.


Devised and performed by  Jean-Daniel Broussé

Director: Ursula Martinez

Movement Director: Leah Marojevic

Acrobatic Consultant: Charlie Wheeller

Lighting Design: Elliot Griggs

Costumes: Max Allen

Producer: Di Robson

Funded by Arts Council England Lottery Funded and  Jerwood Circus Residencies


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Performed by: DREAM