The art of the series so popular in our homes is not new. In 1844, Dumas began publishing the legendary serial novel The Count of Monte Cristo. With their exceptional talent, storyteller Nicolas Bonneau and musician-actor Fanny Chériaux revisit this monument in the form of a thrilling radio thriller.
Since the founding Sortie d'usine in 2006, Nicolas Bonneau and La Volige have been constantly working on a "theatre of collisions" that multiplies its sources in the service of original formats, willingly rubbing up against reality. With Dumas, we are in the midst of a novel, but the company's talent for editing is no less marvellous in this show that summarises the 1600 pages of Monte Cristo in one go! The spirit, the suspense and the plot of the novel are intact at the finish line, that is to say on the starting line of a breathtaking "radio play" to watch. In staging this musical tale, Nicolas Bonneau and Fanny Chériaux take us through the twists and turns of the story of Edmond Dantès, a sailor in love, betrayed, thrown into a dungeon for fourteen years and brought back from oblivion to settle his accounts, for good or ill... The music created by Fanny Chériaux and Mathias Castagné is a real character in its own right and plays an important part in the narrative: lyrical flights, rides, wide open spaces, sound effects, chanted words, songs... Ennio Morricone is not far away! And then, the cinema which is the other backdrop - physical this one - of the show thanks to a screen crossed by animated images. Talking about his teenage encounter with Dumas, Nicolas Bonneau recounts the great pleasure, when the end approaches, of slowing down the reading to delay the moment of closing the book. While waiting for this creation, we are more than impatient to open it again with him.