A co-production by Perpodium, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Kunstencentrum Vooruit and Richard Jordan Productions
Directed by Alexander Devriendt
The show starts when a person comes on stage, walks casually to the microphone, adjusts it and starts talking. The person who is going to do all of this is good at opening scenes. Everyone would have liked to play that part but fate has appointed just one of us. It’s not easy to open a show. It’s a big responsibility, because if the first lines are well done, if they land well, then it’s magic. If you open the show, you set the tone of the whole show. And that’s really, yeah… The beginning can’t go on forever. The rest of the show has to happen, and no, we can’t spoil it. But trust us, we’re telling you stories.
In Every Word Was Once An Animal, Ontroerend Goed dances on the thin line between truth and another truth. Forget what you just read. Just remember that half a truth is often a great lie.
Karolien De Bleser
Bert Van Maris
Artistic director – Alexander Devriendt
General manager – David Bauwens