THE END OF THE BEGINNING OF THE END 8+
-Selection Vlaams TheaterFestival 2021-
This show starts where other shows usually end: the actors go home and all their things are loaded into the lorry – ready to drive on to the next theatre. But what if in the meantime there aren’t any theatres any longer?
From De Morgen’s review: “The story of now, then and soon swings brilliantly together and flows out into a devastating dystopian image, where the theatre has turned into a haunted house, with the last survivors of the imagination as its wandering souls. As the imagination disappears, so does humanity, with nature creeping through the holes in the roof of the theatre finding its way through what once was a civilization. It’s not just an aesthetic, but also an enormous political statement: the death of the imagination as the harbinger of the death of mankind. This all wrapped inside an amazing theatrical experience. Batelaan outdoes himself in ambition and radicality. And in imagination, of course.”
Theaters Tilburg* NL premiere
Fri 2 September 19:00 Tickets
Tweetakt Festival Utrecht**
Sat 4 September 19:00 Tickets
Het Theater Festival* – ITA Amsterdam
Sun 5 September 16:00 Tickets
Mon 6 September 16:00 (tickets on request)
Vlaams TheaterFestival – hetpaleis Antwerp***
Fri 10 September 19:00
Sat 11 September 19:00 Tickets
THE ANIMAL, THE ANIMAL AND THE LITTLE CREATURE 8+
Jetse Batelaan’s The animal, the animal and the little creature, is a musical fairy tale about an ordinary eight-year-old girl. Within a diorama filled with animals, heartstrings and good intentions, Theater Artemis transforms the mundane into a dream-like ‘musical’. A fairy tale with live songs about school counselors, badminton, and being the odd one out.
From the TheaterFestival jury’s report (2020): “Funny, critical, and challenging. The animal, the animal and the creature is a hit on all counts. In weaving the tale of Sterre, an eight-year-old girl struggling through school, Director Jetse Batelaan profoundly reconciles comedy and tragedy.”
TWEETAKT UTRECHT **
Fri 17 September 13:00
Sat 18 September 13:30 (sold out)
Sun 19 September 17:00 Tickets
Artemis creates an entirely German-sung performance – first presentations are planned for December 2021 & February 2022.
Happyclappy is a travelling school run by clowns. They give lessons in the hardest subject of all: life itself! The clowns look after their pupils well, giving them a warm welcome. During the class, they take their pupils to the murky insides of their soul.
On location: Leidsche Rijn – Academie 10**
13, 14 & 15 September 2021 (Premiere)
Available: 24 Januari 2021 – 6 March 2022
DIE GESCHICHTE VON DER GESCHICHTE (The Story of the Story) at Theater der Welt
From the Theater:Pur review: “Jetse Batelaan allows himself all the time in the world to develop scenes and moods and is willing to put up with boredom. Stagnation is one of his stylistic tools. Miraculously, he succeeds in moving the souls of children and young people. At the same time, he meets the adults through numerous metaphors, which are wonderful to explore.”
The deep felt reunion with the audience added an extra dimension to the premiere and the award ceremony by ITI President Joachim Lux. Anja Dirks, Director of Theater Basel, spoke a warm laudatio. >>
(…..) A SHOW THAT DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ITS OWN VAGUE TITLE
-Selected for the Golden Cricket Award for Best Performance-
From the Cricket jury-report: “An overwhelming theatrical experience involving perfect actors, for in nothing do they radiate that they are acting. Their timing is perfect. They portray three adolescents grandiosely in an exciting scenography.”
Our theatres are complying the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences:
*using testing for Entry or the mandatory display of a vaccination certificates.
**maximum visitor numbers and mandatory advance booking and registration
***using CovidSafeTickets: based on covidsafeBE-app, Corona Check-app or the European digital corona certificate (EUDCC)