Thieves' Carnival

Le Bal des Voleurs (Thieves' Carnival) is a play written by French playwright Jean Anouilh, first staged at Théâtre des Arts, Paris on 17 August 1938.

Le Bal des Voleurs
Written byJean Anouilh
Date premiered17 August 1938
Place premieredThéâtre des Arts
Paris, France
Original languageFrench
GenreComedy ballet

Later productions

Thieves' Carnival was presented on the televised series Play of the Week in 1959.

Awards and nominations

  • 1955 Vernon Rice Award for Best Production (Drama Desk Awards)


  • Anouilh, Jean (1938). Le bal des voleurs, comédie-ballet (in French) (First ed.). Paris: s.n. OCLC 1634935.
  • Anouilh, Jean (1952). Thieves' Carnival, A Play in Four Acts. London: Methuen. OCLC 1051597.
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