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Theatre du Guignol de Lyon

2 rue Louis Carrand, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 29 83 36
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Expensive - especially if you don't speak French

Exactly what you'd expect from the French equivalent of Punch and Judy. Theatre was full of primary... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
SAM0412
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Hereford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Was hoping for something a little more traditional

Good for young children (who speak French) - alternatively, there are plays for adults, but again... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Bufoid
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Situé au cœur de la vieille ville, le Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon abrite au moins deux trésors. D'une part un patrimoine très ancien de plus de deux cents marionnettes historiques, toujours aussi jeunes et dynamiques par l'exercice d’une manipulation rigoureuse, et d'autre part l'héritage d'une expression artistique unique, créée par un authentique lyonnais au début du XIXe siècle, Laurent Mourguet. S'il est imprégné par sa ville natale et teinté d'un langage typique usé par la mondialisation, le théâtre lyonnais de marionnettes n'a rien d'un genre démodé. Ce qui l'anime nous appartient universellement : le devoir social, la pitié pour les faibles, l'ironie pour les forts, et le rire, ce rire si cher à Guignol. Depuis février 2017, la Compagnie M.A. anime ce théâtre en y jouant des pièces du répertoire, remises au goût du jour, ainsi que des créations contemporaines sur des sujets d’actualité.
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May 10, 2017
“Expensive - especially if you don't speak French”
Apr 10, 2017
“Was hoping for something a little more traditional”
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2 rue Louis Carrand, 69005, Lyon, France
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+33 4 78 29 83 36
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Exactly what you'd expect from the French equivalent of Punch and Judy. Theatre was full of primary school children with their teachers and they added great atmosphere. Even not understanding the dialogue it was easy to get the gist of the story. Only negative was...More

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Utges E, Directrice artistique at Theatre du Guignol de Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017
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Attention le théâtre dont vous parlez n'est pas le Théâtre officiel de la Ville de Lyon, mais La Maison de...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good for young children (who speak French) - alternatively, there are plays for adults, but again, you would need to speak French. At the ticket counter, they will tell you that you don't need to speak the language for the children's shows, but wouldn't recommend.

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

It did help for me to have some french background to catch a few key words and relay that to my spouse. If you don't have that, ask the guy selling tickets to give you a short plot summary. The rest is pretty easy to...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Visiting the Theatre du Guignol (pronounced gueen-yoh) in Lyon was an experience. the production was remarkable, although it was presented entirely in French and we understood about 1% of what was being said. However, the way the productions unfolded it was fairly easy to comprehend...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2014

This is a great quick stop if you are in the Vieux de Lyon. Although the historic theatre itself is currently closed for renovation (due to open again in early 2015), it's still worth ducking in to see the front room full of the handcrafted...More

3  Thank Dynorocket
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I visit there with my friend who is working there as a Guignol master. He showed me the back of stage. There are so many different type of Guignol such as Santa, King, Sushi shef, and so on. their clothes were delicately made with sewing...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

If you don't have French speaking children, I do not think this would be appropriate. It was great for our 5 kids as they grew up in Lyon.

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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Closed. We asked for guignol shows but found them closed. Other theaters un town are open. This place sounded fun but seems closed for long.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We spent a sunday afternoon at Theatre du Guignol de Lyon. The kids really enjoyed the 1 hour show and we got to go back stage to see all the puppets after the show. We bought tickets in Old Town the morning of the show,...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Tickets can be booked in advance either directly or through Fnac. Would recommend getting there 15 minutes before start of show to get good seats. Don't sit too close to stage or difficult for kids to see everything on stage. Recommend 5-9th rows. Great little...More

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