Festival Tweetakt 2020
27 March till 14 June

Het verhaal van het verhaal

Het Zuidelijk Toneel / Theater Artemis

Stadsschouwburg, Douwe Egberts Zaal

A real 'Batelaan' with a leading role for 'things'

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One day the audience is waiting for a performance. The curtains open, but the stage turns out to be completely empty… Huh? Some people scurry around in a corner. Who they are? No idea, but they are coming for your purse, and smell like moss!

Het verhaal van het verhaal is about …. Well, what is it about? The one who can retell this story is a hero! This is Weird with a capital W. And Strange with a capital S. But also exciting with a capital E. A very strange nature film with squares, circles and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And the audience? That can only long and yearn for a red thread. But where that is? And where it is going to? Trumpets! There is music! Will the story still come anyway?

“At the end everyone has laughed, the mothers have been moved, the children had plenty of new ideas for mischief and the professionals have or have not appreciated the game with the conventions.”Theaterkrant ****

“The performance is a cheerful, slightly anarchistic mess that lures you in while you do not notice it.”Omroep Brabant

“Director Jetse Batelaan is a master in the creation of absurd situations and in Het Verhaal van het Verhaal, he goes big.”Brabants Dagblad 

Jetse Batelaan is the artistic leader of Theater Artemis and has built an impressive oeuvre of children’s theater in recent years. In 2018 he could be seen at Festival Tweetakt with De onzichtbare man and the reprise Voorstelling waarin hopelijk niets gebeurt. Batelaan has a clearly recognizable style and Het Verhaal van het Verhaal is also a real ‘Batelaan’. 

Theater Artemis from Den Bosch makes interactive and anarchistic youth theater. Theater that, in cooperation with the public, does not stick to its own laws.

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht is coproducer of Festival Tweetakt.

Directed by: Jetse Batelaan
Performed by: Goele Derick, Jente De Motte, Hanneke van der Paardt, Tjebbe Roelofs, Peter Vandemeulebroecke en Jurjen Zeelen
Stage design: Theun Mosk
Costume design: Liesbet Swings
Music: Gerjan Piksen
Voice: Thomas Dudkiewicz
Text contributions: Don Duyns
Dramaturgy: Peter Anthonissen
Assistant director: Tim Verbeek 


13 april19.30 - 21.00


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  • €10,- Tot 18 jaar
  • €10,- Student
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