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Hoge Mote

Toneelhuis, Olympique Dramatique

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Ballyturk (Hoge Mote) by Enda Walsh is a physical comedy revolving around the big questions: life, death, human existence, our fleeting passage on this crazy planet. 
Two quite elderly children, called 1 and 2, playfully try to fantasize a way of escaping from their daily lives. 3 comes in and offers another perspective, a way out. Everything proves to be/can be different.

With Ballyturk, the Irish writer Enda Walsh (Disco Pigs, Hunger, Lazarus, etc.) unmistakably stands on the shoulders of his predecessors, among them Samuel Beckett and Dylan Thomas. Imagine a Buster Keaton staging of Under Milk Wood: an explosion of verbal and physical generosity, a superabundance of dynamism and zest for life.

For Olympique Dramatique, this marks a return to a tradition of dark Irish comedies like the plays of Martin McDonagh (The Cripple, The Lieutenant of Inishmore) with which they began their career as a young theatre collective. At the same time, it is a fresh encounter with two old masters, two even younger elderly children: Jan Decleir performs in the show and Pjeroo Roobjee lends his words.

Credits

text

  • Enda Walsh

translation

  • Pjeroo Roobjee

by and with

  • Jan Decleir
  • Tom Dewispelaere
  • Stijn Van Opstal

coach

  • Jan Bijvoet

scenography

  • Jan Strobbe

light design

  • Frank Hardy

costume design

  • Kasia Mielczarek

sound design

  • Jonas Vermeulen

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • Olympique Dramatique

with the support of

  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter

All data

  1. Thursday 10 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Premiere
  2. Saturday 12 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Sunday 13 February 2022 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Tuesday 15 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Wednesday 16 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Thursday 17 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Friday 18 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Saturday 19 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Tuesday 22 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  10. Wednesday 23 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  11. Thursday 24 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  12. Friday 25 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  13. Saturday 26 February 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  14. Tuesday 1 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  15. Wednesday 2 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  16. Thursday 3 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  17. Friday 4 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  18. Saturday 5 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  19. Tuesday 8 March 2022 — ITA, Rabozaal, Amsterdam
  20. Wednesday 16 March 2022 — 20h15 — De Warande, Turnhout
  21. Thursday 24 March 2022 — 20h00 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  22. Saturday 26 March 2022 — 20h00 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  23. Tuesday 29 March 2022 — 20h00 — KVS - BOL, Brussel
  24. Wednesday 30 March 2022 — 20h00 — KVS - BOL, Brussel

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