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Every Word Was Once An Animal

Every Word Was Once An Animal

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.

Running time:
1 hour

Age guideline:


Karolien De Bleser
Sascha Bornkamp
Shôn-Dale Jones
Aaron Gordon
Bastiaan Vandendriessche

Technical team

Pepijn Mesure
Bert Van Maris

Artistic director – Alexander Devriendt

General manager – David Bauwens