BigMouth by Valentijn Dhaenens and SKaGeN plays to the masses using historic speeches by world leaders who pushed for war. Valentijn Dhaenens performs an ode to 2,500 years of speeches. With excerpts from well-known and lesser-known speeches, he shows that the tricks of the rhetorician's trade have hardly changed. The sermon, the declaration of war, the farewell, the final speech, the victory speech, the eulogy... Those who choose their words well can turn the weakest argument into the strongest. There is no such thing as the absolute truth.
This successolo by Valentijn Dhaenens is a technical masterpiece and played hundreds of times, in 22 countries worldwide: from Helsinki to New York, from Mumbai to Hong Kong.
The press on BigMouth
★★★★ "Brilliant ... a fascinating experience" --- Lyn Gardner, Guardian (UK)
★★★★★ "Enthralling roller-coaster through history and its (in) humanity by one-man powerhouse" --- The List Magazine (UK)
★★★★ "SKaGeN actor Valentijn Dhaenens impresses (...) staggeringly topical" - Liv Laveyne in Knack
★★★★★ Five microphones, one voice and his talent. That's all actor Valentijn Dhaenens needs to turn BigMouth into an original and above all convincing piece of theatre" --- De Volkskrant