Royal de Luxe

A company of inventors, stuntmen and poets, led by Jean-Luc Courcoult

It all started in 1979 in Aix-en-Provence, where Jean-Luc Courcoult, Véronique Loève and Didier Gallot-Lavallée directed, with the help of fellow actors and musicians, their first production Cape Horn. Convinced that it was easier to reach an audience by going outside rather than dragging them into a room, the show was played on the streets and in public open spaces. The trio did not stop there, but increased performances with a new production in 1980, The Mysteries of the big freezer and took the name of Royal de Luxe, a nod to the model of multi-track tape they used for writing their shows.

In 1981 the company moved and settled in Saint-Jean-du-Gard in the Cevennes mountains, where they created La Mallette Infernale and the children’s show Croquenitule and Crolenotte, The Blessing Of the Cours Mirabeau By The Pope and Terror In The Elevator — 1981-1982 —, The Shoe Parking, Urban Advertising, The Waterclash Semi-Final and The Heart Bidet — 1983.

The titles chosen reflect how important urban culture, objects from modern day life, and a taste for the unorthodox, is for the company […]


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