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.
I see many things so I know a lot.
I see many things, but I hear even more.
There are so many stories if you wish to see them. Or hear them.
Everything is connected with everything.
Nothing runs on its own. Neither do I.
Schippers&VanGucht and Het Zuidelijk Toneel join forces to bring Mr. Ferris (Radman in Dutch): a unique musical theatre experience for everyone, from young to old, from culture buffs to fairground fans, with your own city as the backdrop. A theatre installation with the desired distance of 1.5 metres.
Shush! Be quiet. Listen. Do you hear the city sigh?
In an 18-metre-high Ferris wheel, you listen to Mr. Ferris' story with headphones on. Because of his height, he towers above everything and everyone, giving him a great overview. Mr. Ferris hears and sees everything, including the things and people that often go unnoticed by us. During the ride, he whispers the secrets from above and below in your ear. What does the lady at number 60 in the street with the strange name do every morning? What is going on with the trees in the park around the corner? And what do clouds actually taste like?
With the sounds of The Colorist Orchestra and the warm voice of Belgian actor Jan Bijvoet telling the story written by Gerda Dendooven, a ride on a Ferris wheel has never been so special. Together with a merry-go-round and other theatrical activities, they form a special opening to the theatre season. The revolving experience will be on the doorstep of a number of theatres throughout September and October.
You buy a ticket per gondola for a certain time slot (per half hour) and for a maximum of 3 adults or a family of 4. You can only enter the gondola with 3 or more people if you are from the same household. If you buy a ticket for 2 people you do not have to be from the same household. Because Mr. Ferris rotates, the boarding time is unique for each gondola, so you do not have to wait in line with many people. The gondolas and headsets are cleaned thoroughly throughout the day.
Everyone is welcome
A ride on a Ferris wheel is in itself a fun experience for everyone, which is why Mr. Ferris is accessible to all ages. Children as young as 4 years old can already experience an aspect of the theatrical experience. The story is easy to follow for children aged 7 and over. For children under 4, it is 'just' an exciting ride in a Ferris wheel, but that is also great fun! Children under 1.20 metres are only allowed in the Ferris wheel if accompanied by an adult.
Het Zuidelijk Toneel conceived the idea of a safe theatrical experience in a Ferris wheel. They asked Schippers&VanGucht - because of their inventive theatrical installations and unusual audience arrangements - to work out the performance concept. The result: Mr. Ferris.
Check for dates: Check Radman (in Dutch)