La Maison Vague

La glasgolie (fictitious term, enveloped in an aura of mystery)

= a sense of desolation, somewhere between nostalgia and melancholy

The Glasgolia Inn is a notorious bar in Glasgow. Burly sea dogs gather together there the night before they go to sea for a long period. They sing and make merry. But behind these rowdy drunken man’s songs lies a fragile sense of fear and loneliness, and uncertainty about what is to come: la glasgolie.

La Maison Vague is an ode to sea shanties; an imaginary museum that transcends time and space. In what way can these shanties still have meaning today? In what way can la glasgolie be found in each one of us? The artist Patrick Corillon, composer Thomas Smetryns and director Dominique Roodthooft are looking into it for us. They chart the human soul on the basis of objects and music.

Can we ever escape la glasgolie? Or do we not actually want to?

La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague
La Maison Vague


  • TEXT, PLAY & SCENOGRAPHY Patrick Corillon
  • COMPOSITION Thomas Smetryns 
  • DIRECTION Patrick Corillon, Dominique Roodthooft
  • WITH Dominique Roodthooft (French version), Jeroen Van der Ven (Dutch version)
  • HARMONIUM (LIVE) Fabian Coomans
  • ASSISTANCE SCENOGRAPHY Rüdiger Flörke, Lauranne Haugen, Vincent Firket, Ioannis Katikakis
  • LIGHT Jojo Bosmans
  • SOUND & VIDEO Renaud Minet, Pino Etz
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER Kristel Deweerdt
  • FILM Mathias Ruelle (realisation), Arnout Lems (baryton), Raphaela Danksagmüller (Duduk, Paetzold bass recorder, wooden flutes), Benjamin Dousserlaere (sound)
  • MUSICAL DRAMATURGY Romain Bischoff
  • THANKS TO Iris Eysermans
  • PRODUCTION le CORRIDOR, LOD muziektheater
  • COPRODUCTION Silbersee, De Grote Post, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, le festival des Francophonies en Limousin, le Carré Scène nationale de Château-Gontier, le Théâtre Jean Arp Clamart, Le Bateau Feu Scène nationale de Dunkerque, le Théâtre de Chur
  • WITH THANKS TO le Théâtre Gérard Philipe Frouard, le Théâtre de l’Agora Scène nationale d’Evry et de l’Essonne, La Galerie les Drapiers Liège, le Centre culturel Les Chiroux Liège, Les « À Venir » Charleville-Mézières
  • WITH THE SUPPORT OF la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Direction générale de la Culture - Service général des Arts de la Scène - Service du Théâtre), la Région wallonne (promotion de l’Emploi)

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