FRANCE. Paris. 5th arrondissement. A lecture hall inside the Sorbonne used as a dormitory. May 28th 1968.

CAMELLIA

By Tetsu Taoshita & Oladipo Agboluaje 
A new show in development with Fabula Collective.

It’s Paris, May 1968. It’s 1944. France is occupied. The theatres are occupied.
Lucienne tries to rehearse, but she is trapped.
Until she steps on stage.


This is a contemporary twist on The Lady of Camellias by Alexandre Dumas fils.

Exploring themes of femininity, sacrifice, death and rebirth, Camellia asks us what role should we play to help us heal from crisis?

A translated adaptation, written by Oladipo Agboluaje, of Taoshita Tetsu’s Private Rehearsals staged in Tokyo, 2015. In September 2020, Fabula hosted a virtual reading of the first draft with support from The Japan Foundation. In July 2021, we conducted 2 weeks of research and development culminating in a sharing which is available to view in digital form.