1985, 1986

1985 - The Tenrec hunter

Pierre-Louis Rivière / Rachel Pothin

First performed on July 1st 1985 at Saint Denis. Writer and director : Pierre-Louis Rivière and Rachel Pothin. Music : Jean-Luc Trulès. Scenery : Laurent Segelstein.

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Pierre-Louis tried his hand at dramatic writing, and thanks to this little play, Garson was soon to be (1987). It was the same for myself, "Mascarin" was a fore-runner to "Marie Dessembre". In a certain way the audience of children were guinea-pigs for an adult drama. Rachel Pothin also tried writing, but she was only to really try much later on. (Emmanuel Genvrin)

The play

Julot’s hut has become a wonderful house, but the success of the little tangue (tenrec) hunter ends up worrying the powerful king of the forest.


First performed for the Saint Denis children’s book festival on July 1st 1985, and at the Temoignages festival, it toured the whole island, also performances in 1986 at the Juaye-Mondaye Abbey (Normandy), in Guadeloupe and in Martinique. 60 performances, 13 000 total young audience.

what the press think

"Vollard Theatre’s actors give a delightful and charming performance, and the actor Arnaud Dormeuil achieves great success."
[Le Journal de l’Île de La Réunion]

"Clear and brilliant notes bring adults, but especially children, to a colourful performance and a pleasant production : le Chasseur de Tangues (The Tenrec Hunter)"
B.R. [La Renaissance du Bessin]

press articles

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JIR, Chass Tang, juillet 1985
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Ouest France, Ch Tang, mai 1986
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La Renaissance du Bessin, Ch de Tang, mai 1986


  • The Tenrec Hunter : Arnaud Dormeuil
  • The Fairy : Rachel Pothin
  • Carpenter Bee : Nicole Angama
  • The Storyteller : Pierre-Louis Rivière
  • The King : Jean-Luc Trulès
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