Mephistomania

It’s a good thing Paul has taken over my blog lately ;) as I haven’t had much to write about. Nothing much going on here, have mostly been working hard. A few days ago the Norfolk & Norwich Festival has started though, so I had to get out and enjoy that :)

Last night there was a performance by the Friches Theatre Urbain, a French street theatre group, performing Mephistomania, the story of Faust. In high school we covered this story in German literature, but I forgot most of it except that Faust sold his soul to the devil in return for something. The story was told in several parts and we had to follow the actors (on stilts!) through town. It was hard to follow as they spoke half in French, half in English (and it sometimes took me a while to realize they switched language again hehe) and we couldn’t always get near the performance either, it was really busy. We got a bit confused when they started talking about Helen of Troy and for a while we thought they were mixing up stories! But it turns out that she is actually part of the Faust story, as the personification of beauty.

Anyway… the performance was really spectacular with lots of fire and smoke effects. I enjoyed it a lot! Here are the photos I took…

It’s Bank Holiday weekend here, but I think I’ll have to work unfortunately. Never mind, I have a holiday coming up next week! I’m flying back to Tromso on Tuesday night, and then on to Longyearbyen on Thursday night to meet up with Paul for a few days. Very exciting :)

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