ABOUT US

We first ventured into the world of Theatre In Education in 1998 when we began working with the Irish company French Theatre for Schools. For over a decade, Xavier Hock performed as a native French speaker for this company while Christine Béziat organised their tours throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.

After seeing the phenomenal success of these plays in Irish schools the desire to take this kind of performance to France and Belgium was born. In 2007, Xavier and Christine created the Emerald Isle Theatre Company (EITC) and their first tour on the continent hit the road with performances in Brussels, Wallonia and the South of France.

Since 2010, the EITC has performed all over France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Now creating and performing under the new name of Pickles by EITC,
we still love sharing our passion for theatre and language with our main message: learning is fun.

Production Team
Tour Managers
Actors

PRODUCTION TEAM

XAVIER
HOCK

Artistic director – Writer

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CHRISTINE BÉZIAT

Tour coordinator – Writer

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KARINE
BÉZIAT

Administration – Accountancy

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JANE
PAUL

Pedagogical production – English teacher

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ARNAUD CRAMOISAN

Artistic Director – Writer

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MOLLIE
KEANE

Facilitator – Acting coach – Assistant director

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LOÏC
PETIT

Artistic Director – Writer 

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CHARLENRY TRICOIRE

Artistic Director  

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MARTIN MAGUIRE

Casting Director

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TOUR MANAGERS

AGATHE CALDINI

Tour Manager

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FRANÇOIS JAULIN

Tour manager

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LEA HOSTACHY

Tour manager

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MARION BRUYERE

Tour manager

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NICOLAS BEAUDRY

Tour manager

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CHARLENRY TRICOIRE

Tour Manager

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Lucile
Richem

Tour Manager

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CEDRIC PETIT

Tour Manager

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MORGAN DEBRAY

Tour Manager

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ACTORS

Sara PAULAMÄKI

Actress

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Nathalie PARENT

Actress

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Diego MURILLO

Actor

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Karina SHORT

Actress

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Lou RASSE

Actress

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Isabella FOX

Actress

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Nicole RODGERS

Actress

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Christina KULOW

Actress

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Joe BURKE

Actor

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Seraphine “SISSI” Terryberry

Actress

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Beatriz SARAMAGO

Actress

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Luke MCGUIRE

Actor

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Abigail KAYE

Actress

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Alexander BARLOW

Actor

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Brady MADSEN

Actor

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extra

Actor

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Our plays have been specially created for pupils learning English as a foreign language. The actors speak clearly and the plays are written to include a lot of repetition to make it easy for students to understand what is happening.

For each show we create a few small roles for students to perform. There are also other moments of interaction during the play that the whole audience can take part in. Language level isn’t a block for students to participate.

Each workshop is an exploration led by native English-speaking actors and fuelled by the dynamics of the group: exploration is encouraged, the language barrier is broken and everything becomes a reason to play and to improvise. Pure fun!

YES, ENGLISH CAN BE FUN!

Contact us

Christine Beziat
Tour Coordinator
info@eitc.fr

+32(0)489 90 81 45

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