L’Aubergine’s productions blend precision and imagination. Typically, a cast of vivid characters use a succinct scenario as a backdrop for comic inspiration. On-stage action is supported by an original score, usually performed live by the actors and supporting musicians. Language and gestures are playfully interwoven into bright, coloured images. The cast works its own melodic alchemy, trans- forming musical instruments into props and props into musical instruments. In fact, when L’Aubergine comes to town, their theatre of artistic zaniness and elegant buffoonery enchants everyone.