A bravely staged fairytale about imagination and recognition.
What a treat. A continuous, terrific game of hide and seek.
Once again Artemis has gone out on a limb.
The roar of applause is well-deserved.
The invisible man? Well, he really is invisible. There’s no tricks or anything. He’s just real!
Directed by Jetse Batelaan Performed by René van ‘t Hof , Marijn Brussaard , Nimuë Walraven Music Keimpe de Jong , Arend Niks Costumes Liesbet Swings Scenography Jetse Batelaan, Eva Koopmans (assistant) Light design Bart van den Heuvel
When he was a boy Jetse Batelaan would sometimes make a drawing and then cover it with a clean white sheet of paper. When he auditioned for the Mime school he left the room to perform an act at the tram stop – where nobody would see him. On stage you can see his actors refusing to manifest themselves: they too, give off the impression they’d rather stay hidden. This duality between showing yourself and wanting to hide away at the same time is Jetse’s favourite theme. In De onzichtbare man he has developed it for the age group with the greatest capacity for suspension of disbelief: four and five year-olds. A show driven by a logic of its own and with lots of laughter. It will have audiences on the edges of their seats.
Please contact Theater Artemis, Annemiek de Goey, firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 73 6123223