- Nudist show in Palace of Ice theatre even made the audience strip-off to watch
- First all-nude show in major venue in Paris on one of coldest nights of the year
- ‘Nu et approuve’, meaning ‘nude and approved’, is a play on an official phrase
- Producers insisted everyone bring their own towel to sit on for hygiene reasons
France’s first ‘nudist play’ has premiered to rave reviews in Paris this week, with audience members made to strip-off to be allowed in the theatre.
Theatre-goers leaving the Palais des Glaces – or Palace of Ice – after the show hailed it a success, despite having to bring their own towel to sit on.
The title ‘Nu et approuve’, which translates as nude and approved, plays on words of ‘Read and approved’, commonly used in France for signing official documents.
The one-off show,a farce which mocks those who object to the naturist lifestyle, is about a brother and sister who find themselves on opposing sides of prickly social issues, especially nudism, which they must get naked to overcome.
The squabbling siblings ‘have to drop their masks and bare all to find a more relaxed common ground’.
It was the first all-nude show in a major venue in the French capital.
The producers insisted that the audience must strip off to see the play, and that everyone must bring their own towel – for hygiene reasons.
VIPs, however, were provided with their own microfibre seat covering.
Source: Daily Mail
Original publication 23 January, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 12th November 2020
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