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Sans tambour

With Robert Schumann's Liederkreis opus 39

10 – 12 Jan 2023

And my soul spread
its wings wide open,
flew across the calm country,
on tis way homewards.

Sans tambour

Samuel Achache's new work begins with a collapse. A couple separates and their separation causes the collapse of an entire house before our eyes. What else can they do but sing a Schumann Lied, accompanied by a piano that miraculously survived the disaster?

Unlike the symphony, which focuses on entirety, the Lied concentrates on fragments and miniature. This idea seduced Samuel Achache and his musician-actors. Together, they plunge into the subjective images inspired by Schumann's Liederkreis, intermingled with stage compositions, under the baton of Florent Hubert. Sans Tambour leads us on a journey through one of the most beautiful landscape-cycles of German romanticism, haunted by nostalgia and separation.

A key figure and iconoclast of musical theatre today, Samuel Achache founded his company La Sourde in 2021, inaugurating a new phase in his artistic research between theatre and music.


  • Tue. 10 January 2023
    Théâtre de la Manufacture
  • Wed. 11 January 2023
    Théâtre de la Manufacture
  • Thu. 12 January 2023
    Théâtre de la Manufacture


Venue Théâtre de La Manufacture


€ 8 – 25

All audiences from 12 years of age



Opéra national de Lorraine / Le Théâtre de la Manufacture - CDN Nancy Lorraine


Centre International de Créations Théâtrales / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord & La Sourde


Opéra national de Lorraine ; Théâtre National de Nice ; Théâtre de Lorient - Centre Dramatique National ; Les Théâtres de la ville du Luxembourg ; Théâtre de Caen ; Le Parvis – Scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées ; Points communs nouvelle scène nationale Cergy-Pontoise / Val d’Oise ; Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon ; Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest ; Festival Dei Due Mondi – Spoleto ; Théâtre + Cinéma Scène; Nationale Grand Narbonne ; Le Grand R – Scène Nationale de La Roche sur Yon

With the support of the creative residency of la vie brève – Théâtre de l’Aquarium

Directed by

Samuel Achache


Florent Hubert

Set design

Lisa Navarro


Pauline Kieffer


César Godefroy

Trainee director's assistant

Lucile Rose

With (all musicians are also actors)

Samuel Achache ( trumpet )

Gulrim Choi ( cello )

Lionel Dray (actor)

Anne-Lise Heimburger (actress)

Antonin-Tri Hoang (clarinet, alto saxophone)

Florent Hubert (saxophone, clarinets)

Sébastien Innocenti (accordion)

Léo-Antonin Lutinier (actor and singer)

Agathe Peyrat ( singer)

Sarah Le Picard (actress)

Eve Risser (piano and prepared piano, flute)

With the support of


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