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We won't promise you anything, but can we keep that promise?

Joking is easy, it happens by accident.


Performance 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!


Twelve 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.


Direction Jetse Batelaan
Performance René Geerlings, Martin Hofstra
Set Design Hester Jolink
Costume Design Marike Kamphuis
Light Design  Gé Wegman
Support Dorien Folkers, Moniek Merkx


Theaterfestival Boulevard, 4 (17:00), 5 (19:00) & 6 (17:00) August 2017

Location: Tramkade/Kaaihallen, Den Bosch

On tour 4 August – 23 December 2017 (+Tweetakt: 8 April 2018)

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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