Behind the scenes on the La Cassine show Robin des Bois, love saves everyone

Some are quick to admit it and some are not. But the tension is very much with all the volunteers at the sound and light show at La Cassine. A few hours before the first show, while the overall rehearsal was still an opportunity to refine the final settings and set the extras, everyone was torn between the fear of the stage and the joy of showing their final. performance. Robin Hood, love saves everyone.

A few hours before the first presentation, the volunteers were torn between tension and impatience.

There’s a little bit of tension, but it’s pretty normal ”, said Yvette Chillatre, a volunteer for 24 years at Cassine. For this show, she played a grandmother. At her side Marie-Carole Massin, a volunteer for five years, said she was a little worried. With a new show, we start from the left, the sets, the costumes, but there is always a lot of fun to be had. “.

Quentin-Pol Laurent gave final instructions to the volunteers before the costume rehearsal.
Quentin-Pol Laurent gave final instructions to the volunteers before the costume rehearsal.

A few minutes before the start of the general rehearsal that took place the day before the first show, everyone was trying to remember their movements in the scenes and their lines. ” Even if we already recorded republics for the soundtrack a few months ago, we had to say it out loud during the show. “, explains Christelle Meneens, volunteer since 2015. And in order not to forget anything, everyone has their own little technique. Some do not hesitate to store cheat sheets in a small wallet attached to the belt in their suit, while others explain ” that there are only young people to follow. They, they hold everything, they know everything », Assures Christelle Meneens.

This year, La cassine en Ardenne offers the show
This year, La cassine en Ardenne is offering the show “Robin Hood, love saves everything”.

At the foot of the bleachers, precisely, there were a dozen of them between 10 and 16 years old chatting. While some admitted to being stressed, most showed impatience. ” We know our roles in our hearts and even in our parents or grandparents. they assured. They were all infected with the figuration virus by following their own family on stage.

A few hours before the first presentation, the volunteers were torn between tension and impatience.
A few hours before the first presentation, the volunteers were torn between tension and impatience.

An enthusiasm and innovation that delighted the adult volunteers and especially Quentin-Pol Laurent, the president of the La Cassine association in Ardenne who lost several volunteers after two years without representation. ” We also attracted new volunteers, people who come with their families, very well “said Quentin-Pol Laurent playing the role of adult Robin Hood. A few hours before the first show, he was watching everything. A bad bench position, a light to adjust , a scene to be adapted for the recent injury of a plus, he is, more than ever, on the alert. ” Let’s start the show again. You have to go back to it, it’s fast paced and a waste of time but it’s also a pleasure. We can’t wait for it to start »

Quentin-Pol Laurent gave final instructions to the volunteers before the costume rehearsal.
Quentin-Pol Laurent gave final instructions to the volunteers before the costume rehearsal.

And it’s not just on stage that concentration can be seen. In the technical control room as well, the general rehearsal is an opportunity to complete the final adjustments. Gabriel Souet has been a volunteer for ten years and his role is more important than ever. ” Without technique, there is no show. And even if we are volunteers, we need to be professional in what we do “, He believed. A connection shared by each of the 80 volunteers on stage or behind the scenes.

The next performances

The next performances will take place on Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23, Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30, Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6, and Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13.

Prices range from 12 to 21 €.

Performance at 10:30 p.m.

Possibility of food on site before the show starts.

Online booking on the website www.la-cassine.com

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