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season 2022-2023

Fearless and full of expectation, we are presenting our brand new season, in which we celebrate theatre as a living medium. And when we say life, we mean falling down and getting back up again, clashing and colliding, playing around and reaching for the stars.

We love the large stage more than ever. The theatrical imagination. The grand gesture. And we warmly open our doors to everyone. Season 2022-2023 marks the start of a new artistic team made up of five resident theatre makers and collectives: FC Bergman, Olympique Dramatique, Gorges Ocloo, Lisaboa Houbrechts and Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe. In addition to that, each year we will be offering space and resources to other artists. In the new season, they are Naomi Velissariou, Jaouad Alloul, tg STAN and Jozef Wouters. 

Come and meet our new theatre makers during a grand opening weekend on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October. After that, expect a festive premiere every month, as well as many reprisals and guest performances. Furthermore, we are presenting three festivals, respectively in September, March and May. More information on those to follow at a later date.

Discover the programme for 2022-2023!

Premiere

Vijand van het Volk Theatre 1 February 2023 until 5 February 2023

Vijand van het Volk

Toneelhuis / Olympique Dramatique

Ibsen’s wry comedy An Enemy of the People evokes searingly topical echoes of recent environmental scandals close to home. Beneath a dispute over a matter of public interest, a personal battle between two brothers is brewing. 

Venus in Libra Theatre 15 December 2022 until 23 December 2022

Venus in Libra

Toneelhuis / Jaouad Alloul

In the nightclub ‘The Last Mermaid’, the creatures of the night let their true selves come out. But the many bells and whistles hide a deep malaise. A dangerously swinging theatrical experience, a chaotic punk queer concert.

Ode to a Love Lost Theatre 19 January 2023 until 29 January 2023

Ode to a Love Lost

Toneelhuis / Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Dance performance by multi-artist Meirhaeghe. Two themes: his own body, influenced by Western ideals of beauty, and a lost love. Starting from a dual relation with the norm, he literally moves toward liberation. 

Grandpa Puss; or how God disappeared Theatre 9 February 2023 until 12 February 2023

Grandpa Puss; or how God disappeared

laGeste / Toneelhuis / Opera Ballet Vlaanderen / Lisaboa Houbrechts

A girl dives into the hidden traumas of the past. How does violence in intimate circles relate to the historical violence in society? A large-scale intergenerational story about a familial nervous breakdown, between theatre and opera. 

About Elly Theatre 9 March 2023 until 15 March 2023

About Elly

tg STAN / Toneelhuis / de Roovers / Theater Antigone

A show about doubt, friendship, honour and betrayal, after the similarly named film by Iranian cineaste Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). By and with twelve actors from different generations and backgrounds: Iraqi, Iranian, Dutch, Belgian, Kazakhs and Afghan.

The Golden Stool Theatre 27 April 2023 until 30 April 2023

The Golden Stool

Toneelhuis / LOD muziektheater / Gorges Ocloo

An AfrOpera by Gorges Ocloo which blends Western Classical opera repertoire into a highly rhythmical, dynamic soundtrack.

A Day is a Hundred Years Theatre 18 May 2023 until 20 May 2023

A Day is a Hundred Years

Damaged Goods / Toneelhuis / Jozef Wouters

Does a space always have to be built? Can you simply hum a window? Whistle a door? A temporary garden made of light sketches, quick assemblages and short poems that seek to remember and pass on experience.

Reprise

The Butcher Theatre 3 December 2022 until 4 December 2022

The Butcher

LOD muziektheater

The butcher/father (Josse De Pauw) tries to survive in an occupied Flanders in 2070 in this swinging musical theatre production with images of Biblical proportions.

Guest

Fire Will Become Ashes, But Not Now Theatre 29 November 2022 until 30 November 2022

Fire Will Become Ashes, But Not Now

KVS / Pitcho Womba Konga

Take a deep dive into the universe of Fire Will Become Ashes, But Not Now – a hybrid of music, slam, beatbox, dance and theatre – and see tomorrow through new eyes.

De Störm Theatre 17 February 2023 until 19 February 2023

De Störm

Tutti Fratelli / Jan Sobrie

Concert