2025, somewhere between Denmark and Greenland. Six strangers are lured by an anonymous letter into stowing away on a former luxury cruise ship bound for Greenland. On the way there, the boat towing the cruise ship abandons in on the high seas. Our strangers will drift away in international waters until they find themselves trapped in the ice…


ARCTIC is a political thriller featuring six characters trapped in a scheme devised to make them disappear. In her new production, Anne-Cecile Vandalem once more uses the language of cinema in the service of a theatrical and musical fable of the future.


Première on 23 Januari 2018 at Théâtre National (Brussel)

From 18 until 24 Juli playing on Festival d’Avignon (Fr)


On tour starting from Februari 2018

> more info about tour dates and venues


photo’s on flickr
Das Fräulein Kompanie
Théâtre National
Festival D’Avignon


Conception, Writing & Direction
Anne-Cécile Vandalem
Frédéric Dailly
Guy Dermul
Eric Drabs
Véronique Dumont
Philippe Grand’Henry
Epona Guillaume
Zoé Kovacs
Gianni Manente
Louisa Nguyen Duy
Jean-Benoit Ugeux
Mélanie Zucconi
Nils Haarmann
Sarah Seignobosc
Original Music & Sound Design
Pierre Kissling
Lighting Design
Enrico Bagnoli
Sound Engineering
Antoine Bourgain
Video Design, Direction of Photography & Operator
Federico D’Ambrosio
Yannick Leroy
Lou Vernin
Costume Design
Laurence Hermant
Make-up, Hair and Wigs Design
Sophie Carlier
Props Design
Fabienne Müller
Technical Direction and Stage Management
Damien Arrii
Marc Defrise
Benoit Ausloos
Assistant Director
Sarah Seignobosc
Video Management
Frédéric Nicaise
Light Management
Léonard Clarys
Isabel Scheck
Sound Management
Théo Jonval
Cédric Otte
Stage Management
Julien Desmet
Clara Pinguet
Baptiste Wattier
Paintings & Decoration 
Laurie Crochelet
Eugénie Obolensky
Alberto Sebastiani
Joachim Hesse
Pierre Jardon
Laurent Notte
ves Philippaert
Dominique Pierre
Bruno Verlaet
Confection Costumes
Nicole Moris
Nathalie Willems
Jeanne Wintquin
Puppet Conception
Kirsty Durman
Puppet Coach
Patrick Gautron
Bear Patina
Raphaëlle Debattice
Wig Design
Séverine Martin
Intern Stage Management
Clara Pinguet
Intern Director’s Assistantship
Sophie Jallet, Anthony Rossi
Intern Costumes and Make-up
Elisabeth Bosquet
Intern Video
Léonor Malamatenios
Intern Paintings & Decoration
Anna Galy
Camille Collin
Marie Menzaghi
Intern Costume’s Confection
Pauline Aschoff
Alice Barbier
Intern Woodwork
Jani Afar
Tour Management
Marie Charrieau
Executive Production
Audrey Brooking
Das Fräulein (Kompanie) (Be), Studio Théâtre national Wallonie-Bruxelles (Be)
Das Fräulein (Kompanie) (Be)
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Be)
Théâtre de Namur (Be)
Théâtre de Liège (Be)
MARS/Mons Arts de la scène (
Volcan-Scène nationale du Havre (Fr)
L’Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe (Fr)
Les Théâtres de la Ville du Luxembourg (Lu)
Comédie de Reims – Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe (Fr)
Comédie de Caen – Festival les Boréales (Fr)
Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne – Scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration (Fr)
Les Célestins – Lyon (Fr)
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
La Coop asbl & Shelter Prod (Be)
Set-up & Costumes Construction
Workshop of the Theatre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
tax shelter du gouvernement fédéral de Belgique
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Service Théâtre