Het Zuidelijk Toneel creates theatre. Artistic director Piet Menu and a diverse group of theater makers from the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium) have built an open, engaging and multifaceted theater company. The best makers under one roof. Het Zuidelijk Toneel and its makers are bound by an inherent drive to enter into dialogue with the audience. Challenging, evocative. Our work takes place in the real world, and the real world is part of our art making process. Our central theme: connection to The Other and how we see ourselves within that reflection. Het Zuidelijk Toneel has been based in Tilburg since 2010. Het Zuidelijk Toneel is a national theatre company with a focus on the Brabant Region of the Netherlands.

Mr. Ferris

An original adventure for the entire family in an 18-metre-high Ferris wheel. Get on board, spin along with Mr. Ferris and look around you as if you were seeing the world for the first time.

Rijgen

In Rijgen, based on the well-known classic about love and sexuality by Arthur Schnitzler, actors and possibly an animal seduce each other on stage. They recount obscene stories. They fantasise all sorts of tragicomic love situations: bondage (to try out something new for a change), solitary surfing porno sites, in an orgy (with the audience). They try out foot fetishism or become embarrassed by unwelcome intimacies. The heat of the stage lights, the tangibility of the setting and the actors make the performance tactile and sensual. Quotes from schmaltzy pop songs, chatrooms for animal lovers and eroticized texts by Roland Barthes, Alain Badiou, Srećko Horvat, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray provoke the audience and bring a flush to your cheeks.