Esplanade Presents


Stars in Our Eyes – A Double Bill

Compagnie Bakélite (France)

31 May 2024, Fri, 8pm

1 Jun 2024, Sat, 2pm & 7pm

2 Jun 2024, Sun, 3pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: 1 x 30mins)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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Photo credit: Greg-Bouchet
Photo credit: Greg-Bouchet
Photo credit: Greg-Bouchet

Space travel and robot waiters seem like an ideal world of the future, but not everything goes according to plan! 


Stars in Our Eyes is a double bill of two humorous pieces demonstrating the power of imagination driving human invention. 


Star Show 

Set off into the unknown with our pioneering astronaut, where every rattle of a tin can, a tangle of desktop wires and falling kitchen tiles represent the danger-filled trials and tribulations of venturing into space. 


With ingenious object theatre, Star Show recreates and reimagines historical and personal individual triumphs, filled with humour and poignancy. 


Love of Risk 

A ballet for robot vacuum cleaners.


A man is waiting to be served for a candle-lit dinner accompanied by romantic music. Here, the service is automated and managed by artificial intelligence with somewhat limited capacities. Robots move about randomly and come and go in the space, creating a hypnotic dance.


As dinner service unfolds, chaos ensues—and an accident is never far away. 


Stars in Our Eyes is supported by Institut français.


Post-Show Dialogue

There will be a short dialogue with the artists at the end of each show. 


Check out An Introduction to Object Theatre (Workshop), by the same company, Compagnie Bakélite.


No admission to latecomers once the performance has begun. Re-admission for latecomers will take place during intermission.


Free seating. You may choose to sit on chairs or stools during the performance. Both seating options will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


No photography or videography is allowed during the show.

Recommended Age: 8 and above.
Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Compagnie Bakélite


Compagnie Bakélite was established in 2005 and is spearheaded by Olivier Rannou. A leading object theatre company in France, Bakélite crafts unforgettable, imaginative performances with humour and precision. 


Bakélite has captivated audiences across France and beyond. Their shows, designed for all ages, promise a blend of childlike delight and subtle sophistication. Beyond productions, Bakélite fosters collaborative ventures and supports emerging artists. 

Olivier Rannou

Olivier Rannou is an artist, comedian and director whose journey began in 2000 at the Lillico Theater in Rennes. His passion for humour and ‘do-it-yourself' ethos led him to start the Bakélite company in 2005, where he embarked on making work focused on the playful and evocative force of the ordinary object. The company’s inventiveness is displayed in the art of diversion, both of the object and of the cinematographic and literary genres from which Olivier likes to draw. 


Olivier’s acclaimed shows like Braquage and La Galère have been performed hundreds of times, showcasing his dark humour and precise dramaturgy. His artistic universe continually evolves, exploring new forms like installations and scenographic routes. Beyond his own creations, Olivier supports fellow artists in their endeavours and has emerged as a dynamic organiser, co-founding initiatives like the Jungle at Rheu and LaBo(s). His visionary leadership extends to orchestrating celebrated events like Panique au Parc at the World Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville-Mézières.

Date & Time

31 May 2024, Fri


Esplanade Recital Studio

1 Jun 2024, Sat


Esplanade Recital Studio


Esplanade Recital Studio

2 Jun 2024, Sun


Esplanade Recital Studio
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