Fanny Ardant – The famous French actress performs for the first time in Cyprus in the role of Cassandre
16th September 2017, Castle Square, 20:30


The renowned French cinema and theatre actress, Fanny Ardant, visits Cyprus for the first time as part of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 to play the momentous role of Michael Jarrell’s Cassandre.
Cassandre is a monumental Comédie de Genève production inspired by Michael Jarrell and brought to life by a group of award-winning creators under the direction of Hervé Loichemol and the music of Michael Jarrell, based on the novel Cassandra by Christa Wolf. It is a monodrama for actress and orchestra, performed compellingly by Fanny Ardant under the music direction of Jean Deroyer with the participation of the Commandaria Orchestra.
The performance was staged during the 69thFestival d’ Avignon in 2015 and received raved reviews both for Fanny Ardant’s unfolding talent, as well as Michael Jarrell’s ambitious music. It was also distinguished as one of the most memorable moments of the Festival d’ Avignon and received great applause.

Some words about the work: Michael Jarrell’s interpretation depicts Cassandre one hour before her death. She is a prisoner of Agamemnon in Mycenae, she knows that she is about to die and reminisces her life as the final countdown begins. This prophetess who had always lived with the gift of glimpsing into the future, now fails as she comes up against the moment of her own death.

Hospitality Sponsors: VENUS, St George Hotels
In collaboration with:Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Embassy in Cyprus and the Institut Français Chypre


In French with English subtitles

16th September, 8:30pm, Castle Square*
Tickets: €30 & €20 (students, unemployed, pensioners)
Ticket purchase: online: / So Easy Kiosks all around Cyprus & Time Out Kiosk in Pafos
Information: 26 93 2017,


*Free transfers from other cities
From Nicosia:  Departure from the Handicraft Centre (Athalassas Avenue) at 18:00
Return: From the municipal parking area in Kato Pafos after the performance

From Limassol: Departure from Jumbo (former Orphanides supermarket) at 18:30
Return: From the municipal parking area in Kato Pafos after the performance

For reservations please call: 9963 9256 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 16:00)

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