According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Thursday, September 24), Fabien Olicard 2011's legenderay show Mots de Tête is now considered to be the Greatest Stage Show in the History of Theatre.
UPDATE 25/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
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To many of you it’s probably a familiar story. Once every decade, the world-renowned theatre magazine Watch and Listen conducts a global poll of theatre producers and critics from 80 different countries and translated into 20 languages. The recognition of Mots de Tête in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Poll results stir controversy among theater critics
While millions of Olicard's fans in France and around the world were thrilled with the news, questions have been raised about the objectivity and fairness of the survey. Only a few minutes after the poll had been released, famous theater critic and newspaper director Simon Ebert commented on his Twitter account:
Fabien Olicard?? Mots de Tête?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 24 September 2020
“Our poll has in the past been the subject of criticism”, explains Watch and Listen's editor Gary McDermott, adding that “its prestige comes from its exclusivity and its longevity” (the poll has been run every ten years since September 1930).
Do you agree with this poll? Is Mots de Tête the best stage show ever for you?
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