Directed by Jetse Batelaan
Performers Martin Hofstra, Tjebbe Roelofs, Willemijn Zevenhuijzen
Costumes Liesbet Swings
Scenography Wikke van Houwelingen, Marloes van der Hoek
Special Effects Dik Beets
Jetse Batelaan is steadily creating an impressive and contemporary body of work, which made him the winner of the 2016 Mime award. Who could forget shows like The man who knows it all (2014, Silver Cricket), which featured a level of chaos and anarchy that had parents and their young children “roaring with laughter”. Or How the grownups left and what happened next (2016), which “stirred something deep inside the souls of its viewers”. “Absolute genius”, according to the press.
Seriousness AND laughter abound in this highly potent and refreshing TYA production that takes war as its theme.
Oorlog (War) is a powerful comedy. Play-acting, children’s games and current events all bleed into each other, jumbled together in what appears to be complete chaos, bordering on slapstick.
Another production that has Jetse Batelaan written all over it.