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M La Scène is an online medium specialising in the analysis and criticism of theatre and other forms of performing arts. We are totally independent and driven by a philanthropic vocation. We provide coverage of the French theatre scene, offering honest and unbiased reviews, professional interviews with artists and directors, as well as in-depth articles on trends and developments in contemporary theatre. We pride ourselves on our editorial independence and are committed to providing our readers with an informed critical perspective on the shows we cover.

Whether you’re a seasoned theatre enthusiast or simply curious about the latest productions, M La Scène is the ideal destination for quality reviews, recommendations and in-depth analysis. We cover a wide variety of live performances, including theatre, dance, music, opera, circus and much more.

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Discover the exciting cultural scene with M La Scène – your source for theatre, dance and music reviews! Here, we offer you impartial reviews written with rigour and independence to give you an objective opinion on artistic performances linked to current cultural events.

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Marie-Laure Barbaud, Editor-in-Chief, M La Scène

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Theatre, dance, music and opera reviews

Critique Place de la République

Au Lucernaire, Clément Hervieu-Léger, sociétaire de la Comédie-Française, met en scène Place de la République, sa…

Critique Qui a peur

Au Théâtre 14, Aurore Fattier met en scène Qui a peur, un texte de Tom Lanoye. Ce qui s'apparente à une…

Critique La Loi du marcheur

Au Théâtre de la Bastille, Nicolas Bouchaud reprend La Loi du marcheur. Basé sur le film documentaire Itinéraire…

Critique Corde. raide

Au Théâtre de la Tempête, Cédric Gourmelon met en scène Corde. raide, un texte de debbie tucker green, dans une…

Critique Dom Juan

A l'Odéon, Macha Makeïeff propose une mise en scène chatoyante du Dom Juan de Molière portée par une troupe enlevée…

Critique Jours de joie

A Berthier, Stéphane Braunschweig reprend sa mise en scène du texte du dramaturge norvégien, Arne Lygre. Dans Jours…

Critique La Peur

A La Scala Paris, Élodie Menant reprend, pour seize représentations exceptionnelles, sa création La Peur,…

Critique Le Consentement

Dans Le Consentement, Ludivine Sagnier donne à entendre superbement le récit  puissant de l’écrivaine Vanessa…

Critique Hamlet

Au Théâtre de l'Odéon, Christiane Jatahy, adapte Hamlet, la tragédie de Shakespeare et confie à Clotilde Hesme le…


Au Théâtre de la Bastille, dans REBOTA REBOTA Y EN TU CARA EXPLOTA, Agnès Mateus offre un seule-en-scène vitaminé.…

Critique Le Voyage dans l’Est

Stanislas Nordey porte sur scène les mots sans concession de Christine Angot et propose un Voyage dans l'Est,…

Critique L’Enfant brûlé

Aux Ateliers Berthier, Noëmie Ksicova adapte librement le roman L'Enfant brûlé de Stig Dagerman et livre une…

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Marie-Laure BARBAUD
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Theatre, Dance and Music Reviews


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There is no true passion but criticism


Going to the theatre is in itself an act of commitment. It’s about leaving behind the confines of your own home and becoming one of a human community, alive and vibrant, in a moment shared and experienced.


The Web media M La Scène created the LM (« elle aime / she likes ») of the performing arts to help in the choice of shows and outings. This indicator takes into account the interest of the text, the choreography and the show, as well as the quality of the actors’ performances and the richness of the stage effects. It provides a summary rating of theatre and dance reviews on five levels:

  • LM: little
  • LMM: moderately
  • LMMM: well
  • LMMMM: a lot
  • LMMMMM : really

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