Erik of het klein insectenboek (8+)
Erik of het klein insectenboek (8+) is a remixed version of Godfried Bomans' classic children's book. A visual and musical family show that will leave you short of eyes and ears.
Run time 120 minutes, incl. intermission
Erik of het klein insectenboek
Erik is an imaginative little boy who is fascinated by insects. When he suddenly shrinks to the size of a fly, Erik finds himself in the city park. He has bizarre adventures among blades of grass taller than houses. In this wonderful world, the insects look suspiciously like humans.
Erik encounters pint-sized wasps, a carefree mayfly, an activist ladybird, gets caught in a spider's web, is rescued by a cockroach and sleeps in the boarding house for critters on the run.
Gradually, Erik discovers that the insects have great difficulty surviving. There is rubbish everywhere and people spray poison. Can Erik save himself and the insects?
This spectacular road movie show full of music, dance and a great cast is a must see for the whole family. Director Noël Fischer and lyricist Jibbe Willems work together again after several successful performances, with all kinds of things to do in the foyers around the themes that recur in the show, such as climate change, bee mortality and litter.
'Erik of het klein insectenboek' is a joy to watch due to its phenomenal design.
Eye-catchers are Sacha Zwiers' eclectic costumes, with which she forces the actors to crawl, roll or crawl.
(...) does give the terrific cast room to make every scene a party.
'Erik of het klein insectenboek' is truly an experience and go and see this wonderful show.
Wondrously beautiful is how Catharina Scholten, in the videos on the immense backdrop, allows lush waving grass to slowly deteriorate into a dystopian landscape of grey flats and turd fields.
Insect booklet with Naturalis
In addition to the performance, a playful insect booklet has been created in collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Centre and is available in all theatres. In this booklet, you will get to know six insects a little better. You might turn out to have a lot in common with a cockroach! Or you might be totally on the same page with a mayfly. Maybe... you will even start to like insects a bit.
directed by Noël Fischer
text Jibbe Willems
choreography Shailesh Bahoran, IRC - Illusionary Rockaz Company
performance André Dongelmans, Billy de Walle, Emma Vermeulen, Esther Scheldwacht, Hein van der Heijden & Soumaya Ahouaoui
dancers of IRC - Illusionary Rockaz Company Deion Holwijn, Marchano Sarijoen, Remses Rafaela
costume design Sacha Zwiers
lighting design Uri Rapaport
music & sound design William Bakker
stage design Thomas Rupert and Roos Veenkamp
video and animation Catharina Scholten
assistant director Marjolein Polman
dramaturgy Martine Manten
education Iselin van Duuren, Chyramain van Kempen, Laura van Zuijlen, Martha Villada Márquez
made possible by Fonds 21, VSBfonds, Stichting Sint Nicolaas Gasthuis, Stichting Solidarodam, Snickers-de Bruijn Stichting, Stichting K.F. Hein Fonds, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Van Baaren Stichting, Van der Mandele Stichting, Van Ommeren - De Voogt Stichting, M. A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting, F.S. Tijmstra Stichting, Fonds 1818, Stichting Blinden-Penning, Stichting Blindenhulp, Landelijke Stichting voor Blinden en Slechtzienden, P.W. Janssen's Friesche Stichting, Victoriefonds
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