Belleville Rendez-vous

Muvizu presents: GYFF and FellSwoop Theatre present

Belleville Rendez-vous

Sat 11 Feb 2012 | 7pm | £7/£5

Following their sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, winners of the NSDF Emerging Artists Competition FellSwoop Theatre bring you their original stage adaptation of Belleville Rendez-vous, Sylvian Chomet’s delightful animated comedy from 2003.

It tells the tale of Madame Souza’s fight to rescue her only grandson, Champion, from the mysterious crooks who kidnapped him during a bike race. Joining forces with ageing jazz trio Les Triplettes de Belleville and followed faithfully by Bruno the dog, they hatch an ambitious plan to rescue him from his seeming state of peril.

Spanning countryside to metropolis, and complete with their own live jazz quartet, FellSwoop Theatre captures the intricate detail of the setting and the grotesque physicality of these unique characters who have enthralled audiences around the world.

Part of the Muvizu presents: Glasgow Youth Film Festival.

“France, with all its elegance, is brought right to your lap!” Total Theatre

“Inventively staged, cunningly choreographed and brilliantly scored, this production dazzles with its wit and imagination”
Three Weeks

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Please enter through Argyle Street


FellSwoop Theatre will be presenting two Adapting Film to Stage workshops before the performance at either 11am-12noon (8+) or 3pm-4pm (14+) Click the link for details.


The Glasgow Youth Film Festival team will also be the next group of artists to take part in the Arches Cafe Bar Makeover, where we invite an artist or theatre company to add their own special touches to the space, working their favourite dishes into the special menu and leaving their much loved material around for you to take a look at. The GYFF team will be transforming the restaurant into a rustic French bistro: come down to enjoy an exquisite French menu, candles in wine bottles, vintage Tour de France memorabilia, silent movies and a lot of rusty bicycles.

Performances in the restaurant as part of the takeover include The Kitten has Claws (Tues 24th Jan & Wed 8th Feb),the FellSwoop Jazz Quartet (Fri 10th Feb) and the Arches Community Choir (Thurs 23rd Feb).


Mon 23 Jan – Wed 29 Feb:  the Belleville Cafe Bar Makeover
Sat 11th Feb:  Film to Stage Adaptation workshop
Sun 12th Feb:  Focus Left Youth Edition
Sun 12th Feb:  Movie Poster Design Workshop
Sun 12th Feb:  The Winning Pitch