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Two dancers, three actors and the text of French absurdist writer Eugène Ionesco are the starting point for The Bald Soprano.

Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni

Two couples come together for dinner, but soon everything that should be normal loses its meaning in a bizarre game of language and movement. In the small living room the characters look for a place in a rapidly changing world, a world that they have not really understood for a long time. But no matter what happens, they keep trying to come together.

Post-truth world

In 2016 director Liliane Brakema conducted a successful theatrical investigation into this piece. The result was shown only to a small audience in Groningen. Because in a post-truth world – in which nothing and therefore everything is true – the piece is so highly topical, the NNT asked Brakema to turn it into a full-fledged production for a national tour.

Liliane Brakema

With her physical directing style, Brakema already stood out during her directing training, she is the first director ever to be selected with a graduation performance for the prestigious Dutch Theatre Festival as one of the ten best performances of the 2016 season. This was the starting signal for an international career, among others at the Noord Nederlands Toneel, NTGent and Schauspielhaus Bochum. In October 2020 Brakema made her debut with ‘Uncle Vanya’ in the main stage. The reactions were laudatory:

“brutal direction, cast-iron whole” NRC ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“wonderfully unorthodox” Trouw ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“successful, daring, quirky” Dagblad van het Noorden ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Credits

Director – Liliane Brakema
Writer – Eugène Ionesco
Dramaturg – Florian Hellwig
Assistant Director – Ludy Graffelman
Composer – Helge Slikker
Costumes – Helga Richter and Ilona Overweg
Lighting design – Vinny Jones
Set design – Liliane Brakema and Ilona Overweg
Production manager – Niran Straub
Subtitles – Martijn Boot
Technic – Tom Vollebregt; Theunis Zijlstra
Sound – Peter Zwart
Light – Jeroen Loois

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Jun
Thu 3 Jun 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Theater De Veste Delft
Wed 2 Jun 20:00
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The Bald Soprano

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Tue 1 Jun 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Zwolse Theaters - Odeon
May
Fri 14 May 20:15
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The Bald Soprano

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Thu 13 May 20:15
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The Bald Soprano

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Wed 12 May 20:15
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The Bald Soprano

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Tue 11 May 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Leidse Schouwburg
Apr
Thu 22 Apr 20:30
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The Bald Soprano

Schouwburg De Lawei Drachten
Thu 15 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden
Wed 14 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Chassé Theater Breda
Sat 10 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Fri 9 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Wed 7 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Theater aan het Spui Den Haag
Wed 7 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Parktheater Eindhoven
Tue 6 Apr 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Theater aan het Spui Den Haag
Mar
Sat 27 Mar 00:00
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The Bald Soprano

Schouwburg Rotterdam
Tue 16 Mar 20:30
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The Bald Soprano

Theater de Machinefabriek Groningen
Mon 15 Mar 20:30
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The Bald Soprano

Theater de Machinefabriek Groningen

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