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season 2021-2022

With a little help from my friends!

A loose alliance of different makers under one roof: this has been the credo of Toneelhuis under artistic director Guy Cassiers for 15 years. And now for the last time in the coming season, as Guy Cassiers will be stepping down at the end of June 2022. That’s why we want to have one last blast, in a real festive year with no less than 11 premieres, ending with a big collective project by and with all of the makers and staff at Toneelhuis. 

Discover all of the premieres, reprisals, coproductions and guest performances for the coming season here. We are extremely proud of it all!


With a FRIENDS of TONEELHUIS pass (€15) you have a 25% reduction on every performance (except for concerts and the Antwerpse Kleppers festival). 

Premiere

Indoor Weather Theatre 26 January 2022 until 25 May 2022

Indoor Weather

Toneelhuis / Bosse Provoost / Ezra Veldhuis

A site-specific production in a theatre, with the theatre itself as performer and the actors as extras. Man and machine are engaged in a mysterious game. What or who influences who or what?

Ik ben mijn straat Theatre 21 October 2021 until 28 January 2022

Ik ben mijn straat

Toneelhuis / Mokhallad Rasem / Jessa Wildemeersch

INDOOR VERSON
Mokhallad Rasem and Jessa Wildemeersch revisit the street of their childhoods, the one in Iraq, the other in Belgium. Their stories and recollections are often surprisingly similar. 

Ik ben mijn straat (buitenversie) Theatre Archive

Ik ben mijn straat (buitenversie)

Toneelhuis / Mokhallad Rasem / Jessa Wildemeersch

OUTDOOR VERSION
Mokhallad Rasem and Jessa Wildemeersch revisit the street of their childhoods, the one in Iraq, the other in Belgium. Their stories and recollections are often surprisingly similar. 

Operette Theatre 16 December 2021 until 27 April 2022

Operette

Toneelhuis / Timeau De Keyser / tibaldus

Costume changes lie at the heart of this lighthearted, passionate operetta by Gombrowicz. Distrust your clothes! Question your costume!

Zeg aan de kinderen dat wij niet deugen Theatre 19 January 2022 until 16 February 2022

Zeg aan de kinderen dat wij niet deugen

Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers / Luc Coorevits / Behoud de Begeerte

Johan Leysen brings the poems of Leonard Nolens to life: a self-portrait, a confession, a state of affairs and a sharp reckoning with his own generation. 

Hoge Mote Theatre 10 February 2022 until 30 March 2022

Hoge Mote

Toneelhuis / Olympique Dramatique

A physical, dark comedy, an explosion of high spirits and verbal generosity. Pjeroo Roobjee translated Enda Walsh’s play Ballyturk for Jan Decleir, Tom Dewispelaere and Stijn Van Opstal.

Looking for Habibi Theatre 21 April 2022 until 12 June 2022

Looking for Habibi

Toneelhuis / Mokhallad Rasem / Kuno Bakker / Dood Paard

In their third collaboration, Mokhallad Rasem and Kuno Bakker zoom in on love – whether personal, philosophical, passionate or universal – looking for desire, fulfilment and unconditionality.

7x7 Theatre 11 April 2022 until 17 April 2022

7x7

Toneelhuis / Benjamin Verdonck / Thomas Verstraeten

One city, seven places. The cards are shuffled. Seven days, seven places, 49 situations.

Spirits & Pleasures Theatre 5 May 2022 until 8 May 2022

Spirits & Pleasures

Toneelhuis / Hannah De Meyer

A performance, a survival kit for the senses. Sex! Joy! Pleasure! And suddenly ghosts appear!

Lonely Hearts Club Band Theatre 16 June 2022 until 19 June 2022

Lonely Hearts Club Band

Toneelhuis / alle medewerkers van Toneelhuis

All of the Toneelhuis staff and artists together on stage for 13 tableaux vivants set to the music of the 13 tracks on the legendary album by the Beatles.

Het Bos en Benjamin Theatre 19 April 2022 until 1 June 2022

Het Bos en Benjamin

Toneelhuis / Benjamin Verdonck

Four weekends featuring a variety of programmes with new friends: musicians, peep shows, the Bos bar, cabinet of curiosities, food and tabletop theatre.

Reprise

Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias Theatre 9 October 2021 until 14 May 2022

Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias

Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers

A double bill of monologues: two of the most fascinating figures from antiquity updated for the 21st century. 

Antigone in Molenbeek Theatre 29 April 2022 until 30 April 2022

Antigone in Molenbeek

Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers / Stefan Hertmans / Ikram Aoulad

Antigone in Molenbeek stands on its own as a production but also forms a dramatic diptych with Tiresias. In the Bourla, Antigone in Molenbeek can be seen as a double bill with Tiresias.

April Theatre 28 January 2022 until 2 April 2022

April

Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers / De KOE

American ambassador April Glaspie supposedly gave Saddam Hussein a guarantee that he would not face reprisals by invading Kuwait. True or false? What exactly was said in that infamous meeting?

The Sheep Song Theatre 21 October 2021 until 28 May 2022

The Sheep Song

FC Bergman / Toneelhuis

A miniature about the eternal struggle with – and endless longing for – change.

Wachten op Godot Theatre 21 June 2022 until 2 July 2022

Wachten op Godot

Olympique Dramatique / Toneelhuis

Koen De Sutter, Tom Dewispelaere, Nico Sturm and Tom Van Dyck play in Beckett’s famous classic. More topical than ever.

De verse tijd Theatre Archive

De verse tijd

Toneelhuis / Mokhallad Rasem / Kuno Bakker / Dood Paard

A search by two wayward spirits for common ground.

Zielzoekers Performance 12 January 2022

Zielzoekers

Mokhallad Rasem / Theater Malpertuis / Toneelhuis

In early 2017, Mokhallad Rasem lived for six weeks in the Zemst asylum centre. With the material he gathered, he made an exceptionally hopeful production.
 

Homemade Theatre 1 October 2021 until 8 March 2022

Homemade

Mokhallad Rasem / Toneelhuis / Kuno Bakker / Dood Paard

Mokhallad Rasem and Kuno Bakker are building a place where they can live together. Where do they feel at home? And how are they going to agree?

SUN-SET Theatre 15 October 2021 until 11 January 2022

SUN-SET

Ezra Veldhuis / Toneelhuis / Bosse Provoost

An intimate performance about the origins of the world, that fragile moment when ‘nothing’ becomes ‘something’.

Bruegel Theatre 28 September 2021 until 25 June 2022

Bruegel

Toneelhuis / Lisaboa Houbrechts

Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) transports you into the past. Visually stunning theatre with a wealth of new ideas.

I Silenti Theatre 22 February 2022 until 13 May 2022

I Silenti

Lisaboa Houbrechts / Toneelhuis / Fabrizio Cassol / Tcha Limberger / Théâtre de Namur

Fabrizio Cassol recomposed Monteverdi’s madrigals for the Roma musician Tcha Limberger as a homage to everyone who has been silenced. 

hi Baubo, Theatre 3 February 2022

hi Baubo,

Toneelhuis / Hannah De Meyer

Baubo associates female sexuality with psychedelics and resounding laughter. Hannah De Meyer creates a highly inventive world with a new perspective on ecology.
 

Regenboog Exhibition Archive

Regenboog

Toneelhuis / Benjamin Verdonck / Lucas van Haesbroeck

An ingenious peepshow with shadows in red orange yellow green blue indigo and violet. 

Guest

Bovary Theatre 30 November 2021

Bovary

Carme Portaceli / Michael De Cock / KVS

De Hoop Theatre 6 January 2022 until 9 January 2022

De Hoop

Reinhilde Decleir / Tutti Fratelli

Antwerpse Kleppers

Orphans Theatre 27 October 2021 until 28 October 2021

Orphans

Toneelhuis / tg STAN / Kloppend Hert

KNAUS Theatre 7 November 2021

KNAUS

Alexia Leysen / Valentijn Dhaenens / BRUT

Hyphen Dance 17 November 2021

Hyphen

Charlotte Vanden Eynde / Nicolas Rombouts

Concert