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Their story

The Gueules de Bois adventure begins in September 2019, 4 years after the creation of Act’in Theatre.

Having completed the full curriculum of our company, the students of the troupe, have decided to surpass themselves! To do so, we have created the troupe Les Gueules de Bois!

Why the name "Les Gueules de Bois"?


    Masks are THE symbol of Theatre. They are facial expressions that represent acting. In fact, these masks have “faces” so this is our little wink. 🙂


  • ‘WOOD’:

    The wood …. of the stage boards of course! It reminds us of the boards but also of our all-wooden studio. Raw material that evolves over time, like our actors!
    Well… we’re not going to hide… our workshops/rehearsals always start with a little drink too!
    And yes! We love to get together every week for our rehearsals! So before ‘working’ we share a moment together and have a drink. So this also symbolizes the conviviality in our troupe! 🙂 (‘Gueule de bois’ which means having a hangover).

That’s the secret of the Gueules de Bois!

When to see the troupe?

In order to get together, we have created the Entre Act’ format which takes place every 5/6 weeks in London in an intimate location.

Entre Act’ is a special two act format.

First act is a small theatre show. The troupe Les Gueules de Bois selects playlets from theatre or film which they assemble and perform in a light-hearted way in an intimate and minimalist setting.

Second act is an improvisation cabaret with the troupe Les Improzac! What could be more fun than improvising, sharing and above all surprising yourself!

So don’t hesitate to follow our calendar of SHOWS

Our next shows:

Tuesday 13th of December 2022, at Toulouse Lautrec

See all our show dates…

Les Gueules de Bois (fond noir et masque blanc)

Need information?

Do you want to know more about the groupe?

Do not hesitate to contact Candice directly by email at, she will be happy to answer all your questions!

Or leave us a message via our contact form!

The Gueules de Bois team


Joining date: September 2021


Our working girl!
At ease in all situations, extreme characters do not scare Marie Lou!
Her dedication to the Gueules de Bois is flawless!


Joining date: September 2017


Julien is the Ch’ti guy and world champion of lifting little fingers !


Joining date: January 2016


Playing characters with specific verbal locations to certain social classes or regions is her sweet sin. Her name is Clara and she is a watermelon.


Joining date: January 2018


Maud likes to make atypical characters with a little grain of madness!⁠⠀


Joining date: September 2021

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Like a knight on his scooter swapping his sword for a pancake, here is Etienne!
A surprising and endearing character who is always trying to surpass himself through characters that he works on with great care.


Joining date: September 2019


On stage and in life, Anne-Sophie improvises and draws on her memories of buried emotions to bring to life childish, hysterical and offbeat characters.





Joining date: September 2021


His commitment, his team spirit and his solidarity are Yann’s strong qualities wihin the Gueules de Bois!


Joining date: January 2022


Emmanuelle is passionate about the art and power of acting, with a particular curiosity in the mystery and complexity of every life, every story, every person.


Joining date: September 2019


Charlotte is passionate about astrophysics, love podcasts, the great outdoors and excitement, and she has children that make you want to have some of your own!






Joining date: September 2019


Everything is under her control…except on stage ! There Justine lets all out : her most extreme self, seductive, playful, scary… acting is her therapy, are you ready?







Joining date: January 2020


From fake researcher to devil, Nicolas wants to bring different characters to life to express their emotions.






Joining date: September 2019


Once a spy, once a nun, Alyssa changes her mind as quickly as she changes character. Drama allows her to express her emotions while curing her indecision!







Joining date: September 2019


The stage is her favourite playground! Océane likes to take the audience into the worlds she invents for herself by giving life to ever more surprising characters.





Joining date: September 2019


Passionate and full of life, Mazzarine never misses an opportunity to dance on tables and bite into onions. Drama allows her to escape and live all her dream lives by playing a range of crazy, diverse and varied characters.







Joining date: September 2019

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Joining date: September 2019


New to the world of parenting, she likes to surprise her audience with quirky and entertaining characters.







Joining date: September 2015


She is the joker of the troupe! Daring to play all characters and situations, Candice is the card to play in the troupe to take risks! Generosity and sharing are the key words of his performance!