THE SHOW IN WHICH HOPEFULLY NOTHING HAPPENS 8+

VOORSTELLING WAARIN HOPELIJK NIETS GEBEURT

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Monty Python for children

We won’t promise you anything, but can we keep that promise? The show in which hopefully nothing happens is like a castle in the air, nothing and everything at the same time. Get deliciously bored with a stumbling second, a detail that’s overlooked and a next moment that never arrives. Monty Python for children with an actor who isn’t allowed to enter the stage, and a security guard who desperately tries to find himself. Feel free to wander, they’re doing it too. Have a good sleep!

 

Thirteen years ago, Jetse Batelaan [Almere, 1978] stole the hearts of theatre audiences and the press with this show. It was his first play for children, made with Tg. Max. “Monty Python for children”, people murmured. “Either he’s bonkers or he’s a genius”, the jury of the Gold Cricket Awards said. A visually rich and slightly absurdist show that has become part of the Dutch theatre canon.

 

Directed by Jetse Batelaan
Performed by René Geerlings, Martin Hofstra
Set Design Hester Jolink
Costume Design Marike Kamphuis
Light Design  Gé Wegman
Artistic advise Dorien Folkers, Moniek Merkx
Co-produced by BonteHond

In a comical, nonchalant way the creators deconstruct the conventions of watching and making theatre. By emphasising the artificiality of theatre and turning it upside down, this exercise in emptiness verges on life itself.

de Volkskrant

The kind of production that twists your outlook on the world. Everyday terms obtain a new meaning.

NRC Handelsblad

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