The moment one walked into the Theatre des Abbesses in Montmartre which is amongst the prettiest in Paris, there was an air of good-humoured expectancy. Settling into one’s seat and listening to a lighthearted thrumming from behind the curtain on the dimly lit stage, people already had smiles on their faces and everyone broke out into spontaneous applause as the curtain rose. Against a most attractive décor of emerald green conceived by Sabine Dargent, the dancers and musicians with their instruments were sitting on an attractively floodlit low, semi-circular wall. There were a few chairs to sit on, a double bass, a grand piano, and an old-fashioned flowered standard lamp atop a harpsichord whereas an Irish harp took centre stage.

Rian / Culture Kiosque