The Queen without a country

Following Porcelain and The girl the boy the river, the director Wouter Van Looy is once again collaborating with the writer Paul Verrept.

A devastating storm is tearing through the realm, a wall of water forces the king and queen out of their castle. And what’s more, out of their country. Their daughter does not feel at home anywhere, and in this new no man’s land she does not set a foot on the ground. Not even a toe. When her parents die, she crowns herself queen of a country that does not exist: a country only of words. ‘I am a living memory, a remnant, a last specimen.’ Following Porcelain and The girl the boy the river, the director Wouter Van Looy is once again collaborating with the writer Paul Verrept. The Queen without a country is a surprising contemporary fairytale about love and loss. To hide in an imagined past? Or set foot on alien soil after all? Any homeless person will recognise the young queen’s dilemma. The resident composer Wim Henderickx translates her homesickness into a blistering score.
 

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A production of Muziektheater Transparant in coproduction with Zomer van Antwerpen, Concertgebouw Brugge, Operadagen Rotterdam, Parktheater Eindhoven, Acht Brücken | Musik für Köln, Silbersee [ex vocaallab].

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Zomer van Antwerpen - loods Antigoon (Antwerpen)
+32 3 224 85 20
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Parktheater Eindhoven (Eindhoven)
+31 40 2 156 156
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Concertgebouw Brugge (Brugge)
+32 50 47 69 99
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Opera Vlaanderen Gent (Gent)
+32 9 268 10 11
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Operadagen Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
+31 10 436 60 70
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OEROL (Terschelling-Midsland)
+31 562 448 448
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Composition & Musical direction Wim Henderickx I Text Paul Verrept I Concept & direction Wouter Van Looy I Set design Freija Van Esbroeck I Sound design Bart Celis I Electronics Jorrit Tamminga I Video Paul Delissen, Wouter Van Looy I Light design Peter Quasters I Singers Reut Rivka, Natascha Young, Els Mondelaers, Frank Wörner I Actor Mensah Adams I Percussion BL!NDMAN [drums] Tom De Cock, Ruben Cooman, Christiaan Saris I Voice-Off Marie Vinck I Videofiguration Luiza Garbuzian I Costumes Johanna Trudzinski

Replacements on the Oerol Festival: Singers Reut Rivka Shabi, Elise Caluwaerts, Els Mondelaers, Styraburzynski Maciej I Actor Tunde Bamidele I Voice-Off Marleen Scholten