The set's circus theme was derived from Stéphane's impression that Lucrèce and Alphonse are like wild cats ready to tear each other apart. The show played outdoors on a circle of sand. For the costumes, I loosely interpreted the early 15th c. The powerful Gubetta, dressed in red, the colour of power in Italian Renaissance Church dress, is a ringleader. The men's trunk-hose appears later in the Renaissance but the director and I agreed it would dress the actors better. The pinked and slashed suits are made from fake leather. There is fake fur on the Borgia couple's plated fronts.
By Victor Hugo
Dir: Stéphane Aucante and Gilbert Ponté
Set and costumes: Anouk Looten
Premiere: Saint Maur, France