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The History of the World (Based on Banalities)

Kopergietery and Richard Jordan Productions in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Summerhall and Big in Belgium

Apr 25 – May 5, 2018 | York Theatre [map link]

York Theatre

A poignant tale of loss, laced with magic and rock music! Suitable for ages 12 and up!

A youngster decides to look after his mother in the last months of her life. Starting from run-of-the-mill situations and objects, he embarks on a quirky voyage through her past.

Performed by Titus De Voogdt (star of The Missing), with live music from Geoffrey Burton’s electric guitar, one of Belgium’s most exciting youth-focused theatre companies makes its Vancouver debut.

The History of the World (Based on Banalities) is a story about dealing with loss and coming to terms with the lost and beautiful moments of our lives; the small and seemingly meaningless banalities that tie us together.

A sparkling, shimmering performance”

A fast-paced gem of a play…full of quick-witted comedy that yields dazzling theatre”
—Knack Magazine, Belgium

By turns surprising, funny and poignant”
—Wow Magazine

Deceptively poignant piece possessed with low-key depth accentuated by De Voogdt’s perennially optimistic seeker after truth”
—The Herald Scotland

Titus De Voogdt
Geoffrey Burton
Live Music: Geoffrey Burton
Text: Johan De Smet and Titus De Voogdt
Director: Johan De Smet
with Titus De Voogdt
Composition: Geoffrey Burton
Scenography: Karel Clemminck, Johan De Smet, Titus De Voogdt, Jeroen Doise, and Sebastien Van Huffel
Sound: Korneel Moreaux
Technique: Sebastien Van Huffel
Set Construction: Great Northern Way Scene Shop
Props Buyer: Carol Macdonald

Apr 25, 8PM: Preview
Apr 26, 8PM: Opening Night
Apr 27 – 28, 8PM
Apr 29, 2PM
May 1 -5, 8PM

Running Time:
80 minutes, no intermission

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