Pierre Palmade: His very special Christmas Eve, at 13, with Virginie Hocq

Health crisis requires, the theaters are closed. But Pierre Palmade is indeed on stage with his comrades for the play “13 à Table” which he is directing. The show is broadcast this Tuesday, December 22, 2020 on France 2.
This Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in the midst of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, Pierre Palmade returns to the theater … or almost. France 2 broadcasts from 9:05 pm 13 à Table , a classic of the boulevard theater that it was to play at the Saint-Georges theater, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. But the virus has turned everything upside down. The 52-year-old actor still finds himself on the boards, without an audience, for a television recording.

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Originally, 13 à Table was written by Marc-Gilbert Sauvageon, performed for the first time in 1953. It is therefore sixty-seven years later that Pierre Palmade, who has already directed the play in 2012, offers its version. He plays Antoine, who welcomes his guests for Christmas Eve with his wife Madeleine, camped by Virginie Hocq. Everything turns badly when Madeleine, superstitious, realizes that there will be thirteen at the table!

” It’s a bit complicated at the moment to do theater in public, so I’m doing it for television. It’s a way of continuing to do my job, ” says Pierre Palmade to our colleagues atNoon Free . He who revisited this classic of boulevard theater by entrusting the lead role to a man confides inOuest-France on its version of 13 à Table : ” I modernized the room a little, which dated from 1953 and I especially cut it. It still lasted 2:20 , he remembers. The public kept it. a good memory, especially with Marthe Mercadier, then there was this actor, Jean Leduc, who adored female jobs because he was very precious and had a way of playing great ladies very well. I had then transformed the play to a homosexual couple. ”

Pierre Palmade and Virginie Hocq give the reply to Benjamin Gauthier, Joffrey Platel, Agnès Miguras, Christophe Canard or even Sandra De Jesus.

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