The story of the story


Koppeling gekopieerd


Anybody there?

A story, anywhere?


One day, an audience sits waiting for a show. The curtain is drawn and the stage reveals all: it is stark naked! Huh? In the far corner there are some people pottering about. Who they are? We don’t know, but they’re after your handbag and they smell of moss!


The Story of the Story is a show about….well, what IS it about? Hats off to you if you can tell us what happens! This show is Weird with a capital W. And Strange with a capital S. But also Exciting with a capital E.


There’s a very odd nature film with squares, circles and Cristiano Ronaldo. And the audience? All it can do is yearn and pine for some sort of thread connecting it all. But where to? Whither? What ho! Trumpets! Music! Does this mean the story is here after all?


The Story of the Story is ‘pure Batelaan’, a magical world that can ignite with sudden desires and expectations at any moment. An 8+ family show for all those who haven’t been selected for the school football team –  and for all those who have!


Directed by Jetse Batelaan Performers Goele Derick, Jente De Motte, Hanneke van der Paardt, Tjebbe Roelofs, Peter Vandenmeulenbroecke, Jurjen Zeelen Set & light Theun Mosk Costumes  Liesbet Swings Music Gerjan Piksen Text Don Duyns Dramaturgy Peter Anthonissen Director assistence Tim Verbeek


Premiere 15 September, Tilburg
On tour 14 September 2018 till 16 December 2018



The wildest freethinker of the Dutch theatre has once again created an astonishing, unruly piece of philosophical slapstick.

De Groene Amsterdammer

...a multilayered, surprisingly designed, full-evening show that keeps the audiance in suspence for one and a half hour.


… adventurous, absurd squared, beautiful and comical …