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AAN DE START VAN DE BRUG

What possesses mankind to continuously try and conquer its own mortality? Together with NTGent, the talented collective Werktoneel creates a brand new play to succeed the highly successful 'Gruis / aan de twijfel'.

BRU Conceptbeeld KVS 1

MAKERS

Jesse Vandamme / Werktoneel

PREMIERE

January 24, 2025

SYNOPSIS

"Sublime acting. The new generation has arrived and it is here to stay". That's what Belgian newspaper De Standaard wrote about Gruis / aan de twijfel (2023), voted best theatre production of the year. The play, based on the oeuvre of Dutch author Willem Frederik Hermans, crowned Werktoneel to press and audience favourite.

Like no others, Werktoneel (Jesse Vandamme, Louise Bergez, Joeri Happel, Lucie Plasschaert and Lucas van der Vegt), describes major social phenomena using hyper-personal stories and worlds. Whether it is about success and failure (Gruis / aan de twijfel), madness and fear (Solipsists), climate and capital (Giants), love and marriage (Scenes), or death and life (Aan de start van de brug [At the start of the bridge]).

The starting point for Aan de start van de Brug [At the start of the bridge] will be cryonism. Since the 1960s, the super-rich have been trying to overcome their mortality by freezing their bodies, hoping future scientist will succeed in reviving them. The outcome of their perverse experiment is highly uncertain. As guinea pigs, they are at the start of a bridge that most probably leads nowhere.

BIOGRAPHIES

Read Jesse Vandamme's bio here.

Read Louise Bergez' bio here.

Read Lucas Van der Vegt's bio here.

Read Lucie Plasschaert's bio here.

Read Joeri Happel's bio here.

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CREDITS

Concept/script: Jesse Vandamme / Werktoneel
Actors: Louise Bergez, Lucas van der Vegt, Lucie Plasschaert, Joeri Happel
Director: Jesse Vandamme
Production: NTGent

CONTACT

❔ Are you interested in programming this performance? Please contact Sophie Vanden Broeck, sales manager at NTGent:
✉: sophie.vanden.broeck@ntgent.be
☎: +32 485 80 38 43

❔ If you didn't find the promotional material you were looking for on this page, please contact Benny D'haeseleer, communications officer at NTGent at benny.dhaeseleer@ntgent.be

❔ For technical questions, please contact patrick.martens@ntgent.be

Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Until it holds from the inside Only humans can fantasise With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like There's all that future, still