Take an umbrella, Madame Gauthier!

During a heavy snow shower, a strange company comes together at a small hotel lost in the French Alps: Madame Gaultier, running away from her stepchildren who were about to bring her to a lunatic asylum… Madame Gaultier’s stepchildren looking for their runaway mother… And patients of the same asylum where the old woman was taken… The patients are escorted by a nurse – Mademoiselle Irene… The entire staff of the hotel consists of one person, an administrator named Pierre… Madame Gaultier’s stepchildren are hunting the securities in which she had invested all the family wealth that she inherited from her deceased husband. There is a heavy struggle to come for these securities. Yet before getting their hands on the valuable papers the stepchildren have to find Madame Gaultier first. This is not going to be easy – because the hotel turned out to be a very unusual place…

We will no longer go into details of the plot, where the main character – Madame Gaultier – is played by the People’s Artist of the USSR Yulia Borisova, and the part of Pierre Leget – by the Honored Artist of Russia Andrei Ilyin.

The play “Take an umbrella, Madame Gaultier!” is a favored material for director Vladimir Ivanov whose creative style is distinguished by a particularized elaboration of characters and delicate shading of relationships which turns his plays into long-livers of the theatrical stage.

Running time: 2 hours 40 min with one intermission.

The play is recommended for audience older than 16 years (16 +).

New Stage

Premiere was on 13 October 2015

Characters & Cast:

Madame Catherine Gaultier Yulia Borisova
Her adopted children
Antoine GaultierAlexander Ryshchenkov
Auguste GaultierArtur Ivanov
Aleksandr Oleshko
Kirill Rubtsov
Mireille GaultierKseniya Kubasova
Pierre Leger Andrey Ilyin
Oleg Makarov
Mademoiselle Irene
Olga Nemogay
Guests of the hotel
SarahAsya Domskaya
Madame BarbeMaria Berdinskikh
HenriDenis Samoylov
ClaudeAleksandr Galochkin
Anne-MarieTanyana Polosina
Polina Chernyshova
Antoine as a child Nikita Seredin
Auguste as a child Andrey Borisov
Mireille as a child Masha Borisova


Director Vladimir Ivanov
Set designer, Costumes Maxim Obrezkov
Musical director Tatiana Agaeva
Lighting Designer Narek Tumanyan
Make - up artist Olga Kalyavina
В спектакле звучит музыка Гии Канчели, Леонарда Бернстайна, Кристофа Глюка, Франсиса Пуленка, Владимира Косма.
Партию саксофона исполняет Вероника КОЖУХАРОВА.