Based on Buster Keaton's The Scarecrow (1920), Lebensraum brings silent movie magic to the stage.
Two inventors live together in a tiny room. Lack of space is not an issue as a system of ropes and pulleys brings everything to hand and furniture has multiple functions – the bed is a piano and the bookcase serves as a fridge.
Life runs smoothly until the two create a female robot to take care of domestic chores. But their extremely life-like creation has a mind of its own and soon goes out of control...
Rich in humour and technical magic, Lebensraum creates a surreal world that obeys its own logic.
Swedish-born director Jakop Ahlbom is an actor, mime, acrobat and all-round theatre maker.
In this award-winning production his collaborators are Yannick Greweldinger, Silke Hundertmark and Reinier Schimmel, with a live music accompaniment from Leonard Lucieer and Empee Holwerda of cult indie-rock band Alamo Race Track.
Expertly choreographed slapstick chaos, timed to perfection.
'Physical surrealistic theatre with a hint of magic' (De Telegraaf)
'A beautifully arranged slapstick wonderland' (Trouw)
Production: Stichting Pels/Wilma Kuite.
For ages 7+. No late-comers or babes in arms will be admitted.
Please note, there is a post-show discussion on Monday 13 January.