LIEFDESVERKLARING (voor altijd)

A theatre piece by Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg, in collaboration with Het Zuidelijk Toneel and Rudolphi Producties

Cas Enklaar/Lukas Dijkema, Marien Jongewaard, René van ’t Hof , Maureeen Teeuwen/Annet Malherbe. Four seasoned actors and mime artists together represent many decades of experience in the Dutch theatres. After a long relationship with the public, they're taking stock. We have been watching them for years, now they're looking back.

It all began with the famous and controversial piece Publikumsbeschimpfung from 1966 in which Austrian playwright Peter Handke bombarded his audience with profanations and insults. Playwright Magne van den Berg and theatre maker/choreographer Nicole Beutler adopted the piece in 2014 and turned it around 180 degrees. LIEFDESVERKLARING (love declaration), a performance with six youths, was a heart-warming expression of gratitude to the audience. The piece, a collaboration the Flemish youth theatre company fABULEUS, received rave responses and was nominated for the Theaterfestival.

LIEFDESVERKLARING (voor altijd) is the sequel. Featuring, older highly experienced actors. It is more seasoned, more raw and more profound. For as in any long relationship, the love between actors and their audience doesn't come without a struggle..

ABOUT THE MAKERS 

After 1: SONGS (2009), PIECE (2011), LIEFDESVERKLARING (2014) and ROLE MODEL (2018), this marks the fifth intensive collaboration of Magne van den Berg and Nicole Beutler. They form a duo that always captivates with its imagery and its content as well as emotionally. Unmissable in this collaboration is Beutler's steady composer Gary Shepherd, who is providing this piece with a strong musical foundation.

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Cast & Credits

Language employed: Dutch
Concept and direction: Nicole Beutler & Magne van den Berg
Text: Magne van den Berg
Performance: René van ’t Hof, Cas Enklaar/Lukas Dijkema, Marien Jongewaard, Maureen Teeuwen/Annet Malherbe
Music: Gary Shepherd
Costumes: Daphne de Winkel
Light design: Stan Bannier
Scenography: Janne Sterke
Dramaturgical advice: Janine Brogt
Scenography assistant : Elisabeth Ruijgrok
Artistic assistant: Justa ter Haar
Director's assistant: Diederik Kreike

Producer: Marije Evers
Technical producer: HP Hulscher
Tour producer: Emmalot Morel
Light technician: Tom Ijpelaar
Sound technician: Guido Langendoen
Sales officer: Marie-Anne Rudolphi, Bregtje Radstake
Business manager: Sanne Boersma, Sophie Lamboo
Marketing and publicity: Mayke Klomp, Stan van Herpen, Charissa Wirken, Leonie Dijkstra

Production: Nicole Beutler Projects, Het Zuidelijk Toneel, Rudolphi Producties
Acquisition & tourn planning: Theaterzaken Via Rudolphi
With the support of: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Gemeente Tilburg, Provincie Noord-Brabant ** Photography portraits: **Caroline Bijl
Campaign photography: Sanne van de Elzen
Stage photography: Anja Beutler
Graphic design: Connie Nijman
Teaser: MILLK / Mink Pinster
Illustration HZT: Tim Enthoven

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