Léon le nul

Francis Monty

Presented by Nova Villa

Bullied at school and with a mother at the end of her tether, the young Léon secretly eats nails to realize his ambitions. “Léon the idiot”, as the other children like to call him, dreams of becoming a train, bigger and more powerful than everyone else. Written by Francis Monty in 2001, Léon le nul is a touching, poetic and humorous text that recounts Léon’s life. A text that explores the themes of bullying, rejection and the inner strength needed to overcome this. First brought to the stage in 2005, Francis Monty, a veritable jack-of-all-trades when it comes to the theatre, is back with a new staging of the play, taking inspiration from stand-up comedy. This playful new format is an ideal way of challenging spectators and getting them to think about the themes in question.