The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis

Staged Reading

Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. The festival opens with an exceptional staged reading of a book which took the French literary scene by storm. Translated into twenty languages and now into English by Harvill Secker, Edouard Louis’ The End of Eddy (translated by Michael Lucey) tells the life of a young gay boy growing up in a French town crushed by misery, alcoholism, racism and homophobia. Giving a voice to the voiceless, it is a painful and vibrant story of escape and revolt. How to reinvent what has been forced upon us? How to get the better of a life not chosen? Adapted to the stage by French director Richard Brunel, director of the Comédie de Valence National Theatre, with Henry Pettigrew in the title role, and actors newly graduated from the Manchester School of Theatre.

Comédie de Valence Manchester School Theatre

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Beyond Words Festival
The End of Eddy (Harvill Secker, 2017)
En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule Translated by Michael Lucey

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Beyond Words Festival
7.00pm – 8.30pm £15, conc. £13

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Edouard Louis Manchester School of Theatre* Richard Brunel*