Take a risk and gamble on this one-armed bandit. It has the looks of a slot machine from the roaring twenties but from the inside it is full of human ingenuity. Insert a coin, pull the handle and the machine will start to spin. One by one, three odd characters will pass by. They will decide if you’re lucky. What will it be? Grapes, lemons, cherries or four leave clovers. Three in a row is JACKPOT! It is permitted to complain about the results. Jackpot is unpredictable but human, too…
Experience that guilty pleasure feeling from the early days at the fairground with 'Pull-that-String’! Prize every time. Antje, Meindert and Kees, the owners of this fairground stall, will introduce the audience to their Aunt Beth. As aunt Beth was their great example and, of course, their favourite aunty. There was fairground blood running through her veins. As she moved from region to region with her attraction she used her big nose for treasure hunting. She could not resist collecting and she became more and more richly surrounded by exclusive thingy’s. For sure; Aunt Beth was a collector’s item herself! When Beth crossed the rainbow bridge, she left everything to her relatives. The legacy of this unique woman did not only consist 500 meters of rope... Step into the world of Aunt Beth. Choose a rope and pull that prize. What prize might be there for you? A super prize or knick-knacks? One thing is for sure, the price will always be unique. Exactly as Aunt Beth would have wished for. Who’s in it, to win it?
We proudly present: a retro stunt team inspired by cartoons from earlier times. No guts, no glory, no legend, no story. That is the credo of the "Soap Stunters". They are the stars of the past, but also the heroes of today. Today! Our stuntmen have thoroughly prepared to show the people an ultimate stunt. A masterpiece that has never been shown to an audience before and has never been shown live at all. A trick that will surprise everyone, turn the stunters into heroes and make history. What does the public think? Will it be another jump over many burning tankers or will a human cannonball be thrown into space? We can already give you the following guarantee: Everyone must have seen this.
Let's introduce...This couch has the looks! It frowns, signs, whispers and keeps an eye on you. Left and right feel easily at home. They sure can speak words of wisdom, but a light informal conversation for social occasions can be arranged too. It is real French Baroque and that's no joke!
Half fish, half machine, the glorious F.I.S.H. trio is ridden by three historical characters seeking to thrill and impress. Inspired by the creative genius of Jules Verne crossed with a dose of Victorian elegance, sailors of the seven seas and street theatre. Guests will be transported to an imaginary world with giant colourful fish and humorous historical characters. The aquatic pedal-powered roaming act provides an unforgettable and unmissable interactive experience.
As soon as it get’s dark, the Fish will be attractively illuminated 💡
You can hear it from a distance; the boosting voice of a reporter, growling engines, the blast of a starting pistol... In a few moments, the big racers of the early days will pass. Cheering for the leader, encouraging words for the laggard. The audience suddenly becomes part of the pit stop where champagne flows, tires are changed, cars have to be fuelled up and checked for the next heat. Let’s hit the road again! To the bitter end, fully focused till the finish line. Inspired by the heroic pioneers of automotive history and those beautiful cars.
Busy, busy, busy... The stewardess is unlike any other statue (or steward). Orange in appearance, this lady has a strange way of serving her guests, and though she appears slow in her movements she is always rapidly following her schedule. While overlooking the challenges she stays busy all the time, unless she is looking for something else. With this performance Godelieve was the great winner at World Statues 2009; she became the Dutch and the World Champion living statues.
Small but brave travelling by truck and trailer. Go discovers the world on her own. Ready to shine like a star for a big crowd on her own stage. No circus, no theatre or dance but simply excellent. She will twist the audience around her little finger while clowning around. Improvising, either hard or heartbreaking. Go Solo; a small spectacle.
No guts, no glory! Mutiny on the continent. While riding their seahorse two gladiators will clash like they were Neptune, Spartacus or Ben-Hur? These blood brothers are floating restless oceans. Lances will be pulled and swords will be crossed. In primitive terms they drivel nonsense and surreal one-liners. These last Romans are really lost. Let’s hope they’ll meet the crowd in the middle and be back on speaking terms soon.
Impressive mobile installations made of metal or as we call it ‘Ferro Fortis’. This is a collaboration between Maarten van Halderen of Creatief met Staal and Theatre Company TukkersConnexion. It’s a solid example of metalworking in combination with theatre. Maarten is a real iron eater, someone who seeks for the challenge and the endless boundaries of the raw material and uses it to create impressive works of art. The actors of TukkersConnexion bring these objects to life and add an element of magic and imagination to each scene.
With Ferro Fortis they step back through the industrial age into the iron age and set instinct and that primal feeling in motion.
Aquila is an immense eagle with a wingspan of about 5 meters. He makes realistic movements and observes the audience from a height.
Pisces is a monstrously fat fish with an imposing mouth and a cunning glance. Full of bones and 100% cold blooded.
All things must pass! But stay alert because on the Conveyor Belt things are passing too. It is that beloved play from legendary ‘Generation Game’. But it comes in extra small. Your show master will guide you through. So, Lights out, spot on and let it roll! Stay focussed and try to remember as much symbols as possible. Are you in it to win it or do we need a game changer?
5, 6, 7 ... The clock is ticking. The surprising figures of Last Minute want to live the life to the fullest. But for them it is also hard to manage the time. They are wasting time, distracted, lose their attention, a suitcase is forgotten and then again there are all kinds of obstacles are on their path. There is no way to reset the time. This multi-coloured ensemble will make you laugh about all those moments in daily life that will get you out of rhythm as well. The characters in this walk act will speed up and rush through the audience.
Dismissed! Drum Major ‘Go’ walked off from her marching band. With quit some ceremonial display she installs herself at her temporary post in order to conduct routine and special inspections. As ‘Control’ is her middle name. With a keen eye for detail, Go checks her temporary subjects and puts the situation to her hand instantly in a very charming way. Is everyone ready for this ceremonial with an appealing blink. Come a long with Go on Parade.
‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall, what is happening to you all?’ A Rococo styled dressing table with a stool starts to move and a volunteer will be asked to take place and speak about the meaning of beauty. This Mirror with its shimmering tummy, will always speak the truth. His guests will always be convinced of their own charm. It will be a dazzling reflection with reality.
Two giant orange Pumpkins, in each a dancer, will bring you into an autumn fairytale. The dancers will pop up, spy around and anticipate on their surroundings. Inspired by their music and the audience they create a mystical atmosphere and take young and old along in their fantasy without saying a word. A pleasant performance that will stay in place.
As soon as it gets darker, the pumpkins can be illuminated 💡
Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work challenges observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. One of his well-known works is 'The Son of Man'.
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The wheels are turning, the chains are creaking; energy is going to be translated into toil. In an heroic way they actors face the risks of every single moment, balancing on the boarders of their capacity. Never ending cooperation, production and inspection, dynamics in every detail. Fighting against the elements, in extreme concentration striving for the required perfection. TURN UP is a non-spoken improvisation of various scenes, movements and effects. In a setting of tackles, winches, wheels, cables and pulleys the hard working men are busy doing their jobs. They symbolise the labour, energetic power, joy and cooperation. Because of the simplicity of its construction, its colours and natural look, Turn Up will be associated with the good old days.
What’s not chargeable these days? It might give you loading stress! Every inner pocket contains a spider web with the most necessary USB cables and the power bank must remain within reach while on the road. Always looking for a free outlet at strangers places. Battery here, battery there and then you also have to quickly pass the charging station with your car. Whoops, plug it in! In the meantime, the bags under your eyes are down to your knees and your own 'Battery’ is also ‘low’. The perfect solution is now available. Enter our Charging Station and boost up your energy level. Everything is in good consultation, completely CO2-neutral, gluten-free and politically correct. That makes everyone noticeably better.
Jheronimus Bosch ('s-Hertogenbosch, circa 1450 – august 1516), also called Hiëronymus or Jeroen, was a Dutch painter of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. His real name was Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken. The artist's work is well-known for the use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives. The name derives from his birthplace, 's-Hertogenbosch, which is commonly called "Den Bosch”. In 1930 at the Bossche Market Square a statue of Jheronimus Bosch was placed. The statue is made in 1929 by the artist August Falise.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam) (October 27, probably 1466 – July 12, 1536) was a Dutch humanist and theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style. Although he remained a Roman Catholic throughout his lifetime, he was critical of what he considered the excesses of the Roman Catholic Church.
The holy Barbara. Saint Barbara is venerated by Catholics who face the danger of sudden and violent death at work. She is invoked against thunder and lightning and all accidents arising from explosions of gunpowder. She became the patron saint of artillerymen, armourers, military engineers, gunsmiths, and anyone else who worked with cannon and explosives. Following the widespread adoption of gunpowder in mining in the 1600s, she was adopted as the patron of miners, tunnellers and other underground workers. As the geology and mine engineering developed in association with mining, she became patron of these professions.
A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a vehicle, such as a ship, an aircraft, a train, cargo truck or bus, in order to travel without paying and without being detected. But how many are they here? Three, two or just one. Anyhow, there is a lot going on between those golden barrels.