9.03.2023 11.03.2023

Jackie Theater Malpertuis & Lien Wildemeersch

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Nick Hannes Nick Hannes
The virtuoso British cellist Jacqueline du Pré, nicknamed Smiley, travels around the world. But at the age of 28, she is diagnosed with MS and can never play the cello again. Her condition deteriorates mercilessly, ultimately causing her death.
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tickets

15 - 20 euros

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DUTCH spoken

The virtuoso British cellist Jacqueline du Pré, nicknamed Smiley, travels around the world with a passion for life. Her captivating, intuitive playing style and incomparable virtuosity touch the hearts of many. She has a remarkable sense of humour and lives life very intensely.

Suddenly Jackie senses that something was wrong, but doctors just tell her to rest. At the age of 28, she is diagnosed with MS. She ends up in a wheelchair, unable to play the cello ever again. Her condition deteriorates mercilessly ultimately causing her death in 1987 at the age of 42.

To come closer to the human being behind the genius, Lien Wildemeersch has immersed herself intensively in ‘Jackie’ Du Pré’s life. All this time, she has carried Jackie within her as a kind of travelling companion.

"As much as we would like to be immortal, we ultimately have to let go."

This is the first theatre project that Wildemeersch has made herself. It will not be a biography of Jacqueline du Pré, but rather an encounter between Lien and Jackie, a search for what connects us as human beings and what we can bear in the sometimes hideous unpredictability of life.  

Wildemeersch is also part of the cast of the NTGent production Yellow, directed by Luk Perceval. Previously she played in numerous NTGent performances such as Opening Night, Platonov  and 4.48 Psychosis.

credits

idea & performance

Lien Wildemeersch

dramaturgy

Daan Borloo

production support

Theater Malpertuis
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

idea & performance

Lien Wildemeersch

dramaturgy

Daan Borloo

production support

Theater Malpertuis
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

DUTCH spoken

TICKETS

Thursday 9 March 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Friday 10 March 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 11 March 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca

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