Kirsten Foster loves going to the theatre, and since moving from London to Paris three years ago has seen, almost literally, millions of plays in the capital. This blog takes a look at the hottest shows in town, the best directors to look out for, and why you should always smile at French ushers.

Psychoactive Psyhows for November

I have not one but two anglophone shows coming up for you this month, that’s right, one for each eyeball. And these shows, to combat the autumnal greyness, are firmly in the realms of the mind-trippingly insane.
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Que Faire de Mister Sloane? at the Comédie des Champs-Élysées

"He's a very naughty boy!" Michel Fau's excellent new French production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane is camper than a rows of tents

Paris Shows in Summer

Don't kick an empty can round the streets in summer - there is still great theatre to be found in the capital!

Elastic City Walks: Les Amants du Pont Dieu

The two lovers from the film Hotel du Nord find themselves walking the Canal St. Martin in modern-day 2012 - drunks and naked dive-bombers included

Secure all breakable objects, it's The Coming Storm!

Forced Entertainment's The Coming Storm will be at the Avignon Festival later this month - you won't know what's hit you.

Avignon Festival 2012

He trained under Jacques LeCoq, performed avant-garde theatre on Wogan and played Cecil the choirmaster in The Vicar of Dibley. Now the wonderfully talented theatre director Simon McBurney is in charge of this year’s Avignon Festival.

The Plot is the Revolution

A Lesson in Rebellion from a Living Legend, at the Théâtre de la Ville: Judith Malina and Silvia Calderoni revisit Antigone