Valentijn DhaenensLights and sound:
Barbara De LaereManager:
Saskia LiénardProduced by:
SKaGeN oraz Richard Jordan Productions LtdCoproduced by:
De Tijd, STUK
A solo performance by Valentijn Dhaenens.
He who picks his words well, can turn the weakest argument into the strongest.
Valentijn Dhaenens has received universal critical acclaim and been described as a one-man powerhouse for his thrilling and virtuoso performance in BigMouth. Using fragments of well-known and lesser known speeches, he shows that in 2,500 years, the tricks of the trade hardly changed and that whilst the absolute truth doesn’t exist, it is just a pretty lie for those who aspire world power or simply just the hand of their beloved.
SKaGeN is a theatre company that has been producing highly successful plays in Flanders and the Netherlands since 2000, both on the art circuit and the more public-oriented festival circuit (e.g. Summer in Antwerp, Theatre on the Market). This success derives from its combination of high artistic standards and accessibility. SKaGeN was formed by members of a class that graduated from the renowned Antwerp Conservatory, headed by a lion of Flemish theatre, Dora van der Groen, and the internationally acclaimed theatre and opera director Ivo Van Hove. The group has developed into one of the leading theatre companies of its generation. SKaGeN has built a tradition to adapt great novels for theatre. SKaGeN’s versions of La Peste by Albert Camus, Voyage au bout de la nuit by L.F. Céline and Berlin Alexanderplatz by A. Döblin are successful examples of this.
SKaGeN is Valentijn Dhaenens, Korneel Hamers, Mathijs Scheepers and Clara van den Broek,