Productions Tour dates
with live music by Calefax

No one wants to fall. Falling makes you vulnerable. In today’s society we want progress; onward and upward, faster, more. But surely falling is part of life? Water evaporates, rises and comes back down as rain; people live and learn; they get knocked down and they get back up again. What would be left of our creativity if no one ever dared to leap into the dark? VAL is a musical ode to falling, in which we look our fears in the eye.

Who still dares to fall?

Val brings the company’s poetical genre to the big stage, accompanied by Calefax reed quintet with music by Yannis Kyriakides. Like the players, they also explore the extremes; scaling the highest heights and dropping to the deepest lows.


concept and directing Boukje Schweigman
music Yannis Kyriakides
dramaturgy Loes van der Pligt
performers Hidde Aans-Verkade, Erwin Dörr, Koen van der Heijden, Francesca Lazzeri, Goda Zukauskaite
Calefax musicians Jelte Althuis, Ivar Berix, Oliver Boekhoorn, Raaf Hekkema, Alban Wesly
design and lighting Theun Mosk
directing assistant Anemone Oostvriesland
costumes Esmée Thomassen
sounddesign Dennis Slot
technical management Marcel Slagter, Martin Brons
production Vera Andeweg
produces Rachel Feuchtwang
production manager Puck Mathot
technical manager Jurr van Diggele
coördination press & publicity Lonneke Laurant
producing assistant Sanne Olijerhoek

Tour dates

Wednesday 24 July Val Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, TRY-OUT sold-out
Thursday 25 July Val Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, TRY-OUT sold-out
Friday 26 July Val Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, TRY-OUT sold-out
Friday 20 September Val Stadsschouwburg Utrecht tickets
Saturday 21 September Val Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, PREMIÈRE tickets
Sunday 22 September Val Stadsschouwburg Utrecht tickets
Thursday 26 September Val Chassé, Breda tickets
Saturday 28 September Val Warande, Turnhout, België tickets
Wednesday 2 October Val De Spiegel, Zwolle tickets
Wednesday 9 October Val Stadstheater, Arnhem tickets
Monday 14 October Val Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA) tickets
Wednesday 16 October Val Het Nationale Theater, Den Haag tickets
Monday 21 October Val Stadsschouwburg Groningen tickets
Wednesday 6 November Val November Music, Theater a/d Parade, Den Bosch tickets
Thursday 21 November Val Theater Rotterdam, Schouwburg tickets