S.S. Belgenland

 

Revue Ravage

 

Terms of
Embarrassment

 

FES ft.
Ernst Reijseger

 

Boat & Berg

 

R.I.P. Funeral songs

 

HEARSEE

 

FES with John Watts

 

Answer Songs

 

Zilke

 

Modernski

 

FES meets Jimi Tenor

 

The Oyster Princess

 

FES ft. Uri Caine

 

Heliogabal

 

The Armstrong Mutations

 

Minoes

 

Larf

 

CONTINUOUS REPERTOIRE

Answer Songs

 

The stunningly beautiful Zilke suffers since birth from the extremely rare syndrome of Cinderbeauty, or commonly known as Sleeping Ella, which shows itself in the following symptoms: several times a day her heart breaks under the weight of compassion for the suffering of mankind, and she dies, only to be awakened again and again by the merciless Death.

 

Suzanne, Zilke’s mother, unscrupulously exploits these Deaths and Awakenings, elevating them to a spectacular circus act, thus forming the core business of her extremely profitable company: The World Enterprise of Entertainment. The day the rebellious Zilke runs away from home her mother faces bankruptcy. Being at her wits’ end she turns to her treacherous mother Bernadette, who has been running her establishment with an Iron ladylike hand for forty years, keeping the middle between a freak show, a circus and a variety theatre. Bernadette, that is for sure, is determined to break Zilke’s will.

 

But then suddenly along comes Rafaël, a young entrepreneur who is madly in love with Zilke, thinking love and money can buy anything. What follows is a passionate melodrama taking place in the deepest caverns of the entertainment industry. But the special guests of this existential farce must be the legendary seven goats, fired up by the Iranian shepherd Abbas, unleashing a spectacular and surprising finale.

 

A French version of this production is prepared with the intention to attend several French festivals.
Tour period: May 9 to 31, July and August 2011.

 

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Production: Walpurgis

Coproduction: Flat Earth Society, Theater op de Markt, Zeeland Nazomerfestival

Music: Peter Vermeersch

Text: Pieter de Buysser

Text adaptation and direction: Judith Vindevogel

Scenography: Stef Depover

Costumes: Myriam Van Gucht

Sound: Geert De Wit

Technique: Kris Merckx
With: Nordine Benchorf, Annique Burms, Eurudike De Beul, Flat Earth Society, Thaïs Scholiers, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Geert Van Dijk, Bernard Van Eeghem en Evelien Van Hamme

 

 

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Past dates

31 May
Het Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium

27 May 2011
cc De Westtrand, Dilbeek, Belgium

14 May 2009

STUK, Leuven, Belgium

13 May 2009

STUK, Leuven, Belgium

9 May 2009

NT Gent, Gent, Belgium

1 October 2008

Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

19 September 2008

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

13 September 2008

Warande, Turnhout, Belgium

6 September 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

5 September 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

4 September 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

3 September 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

2 September 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

1 September 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

30 August 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

29 August 2008

Nazomerfestival, Goes, The Netherlands

10 August 2008

Theater op de Markt, Hasselt, Belgium

9 August 2008

Theater op de Markt, Hasselt, Belgium

8 August 2008

Theater op de Markt, Hasselt, Belgium

7 August 2008

Theater op de Markt, Hasselt, Belgium (première)