SKaGeN (Belgium) & Richard Jordan Productions (UK)
Feb 11 – 21, 2016
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He who picks his words well, can turn the weakest argument into the strongest.
The sell-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe from one of Europe’s hottest theatre companies. In a tour-de-force performance that has received universal critical acclaim, Valentijn Dhaenens weaves together seminal speeches from everyone from the Grand Inquisitor and Socrates to Mohammed Ali and Osama Bin Laden, paying tribute to 2,500 years of oration.
The draw: With just five microphones and his voice, Dhaenens shows us that the tricks of the trade have hardly changed…
A bit of Bush and bin Laden…BigMouth lets talkers across time have their say” — The New York Times
★★★★ Brilliant … a fascinating experience” —Guardian (UK)
Enthralling roller-coaster through history and its (in)humanity by one-man powerhouse Valentijn Dhaenens” — The List Magazine (UK)
No review can do justice to this spectacular, nay unique piece of theatre…His one-man bravura performance isn’t simply a testimony to his linguistic and dramatic versatility, but to a remarkable research effort to identify extracts from important and forgotten oratory that sum up key moments, reflect turning points in history, or sharply contrast good and evil” —Edinburgh Guide
Credits: Directed and performed by Valentijn Dhaenens
There will be a post-show talkback following each performance.
Venue: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr.
Show Dates and Times:
Feb 11 8 PM: Opening
Feb 12, 13, 16 – 20: 8 PM
Feb 14, 20, 21: 2 PM
Running Time: 75 minutes, no intermission
Direction & Performance: Valentijn Dhaenens
Light & Sound Design: Jeroen Wuyts
Costume Design: Barbara De Laere
Production Management: Saskia Liénard