First Look: The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens
A Unicorn / Theater Artemis (the Netherlands) Production
THE SHOW IN WHICH HOPEFULLY NOTHING HAPPENS
Created and directed by Jetse Batelaan
Originally devised with cast members Martin Hofstra and René Geerlings
Set Design by Hester Jolink and Costume Design by Marike Kamphuis
Light Design by Gé Wegman
Artistic advise Dorien Folkers, Moniek Merkx
Thursday 21 March – Sunday 28 April 2019
PRESS PERFORMANCE: THURSDAY 28 MARCH AT 1.45PM
HOW BORING CAN THEATRE BE?
Welcome to the most boring show in history: an actor who never gets to perform and a security guard who just hopes nothing will occur.
Originally created in the Netherlands by highly acclaimed, maverick theatre-makers Theater Artemis, The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens is one of the most popular family shows performed in Europe. This incredibly surreal, deliciously funny, absurdist show has become part of the Dutch theatre canon and is now being recreated with a British cast and performed for the first time in the UK, in this co-production with the Unicorn Theatre.
Created and directed by Jetse Batelaan (winner of the prestigious Silver Lion Award for Theatre 2019 from the Theatre Biennale in Venice) and featuring UK performers Nigel Barrett and Riad L Richie, The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens has been described as being about nothing and everything at the same time.
In a world where increasingly nothing seems to make sense, step inside, take a seat and realise you are not alone in this carefully crafted, absurdist masterpiece of hope, humour and failure.
The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens follows Artemis’s earlier success at the Unicorn with their playful and mischievous The Man Who Knows It All.
In a comical, nonchalant way the creators deconstruct the conventions of watching and making theatre. By emphasising the artificiality of theatre and turning it upside down, this exercise in emptiness verges on life itself. de Volkskrant
Age guide: 6 – 10 / Duration: Approx 1 hr