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Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project

YDP I • 1927 • The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

30, 31 July, 2 and 3
August at 08:00 pm

Co-produced by:
BAC London, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne & The Showroom (University of Chichester)

Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director and Text
Paul Barritt, Film, Animation and Design
Joanna Crowley, Production
Lillian Henley, Music
Sarah Munro, Esme Appleton, Costumes

with Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton, Lillian Henley

YDP II • Bastian Kraft • Jedermann

6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 August at 08:00 pm

New production
Co-production with Thalia Theater Hamburg

Bastian Kraft, Concept and Stage Director
Peter Baur, Sets and Video
Dagmar Bald, Costumes
Beate Heine, Dramaturgy

with Philipp Hochmair

YDP III • Mokhallad Rasem • Romeo und Julia

11, 12, 13 and 14 August at 08:00 pm

Guest performance of the Toneelhuis Antwerpen

Mokhallad Rasem, Concept and Stage Director
Jean Bernard Koeman, Sets and Costumes

with Gilda de Bal (Actress), Vic de Wachter (Actor), Eleanor Campell (Dancer), José Paulo dos Santos (Dancer) and two children

YDP IV • Jan Mikulášek • Der diskrete Charme der Bourgeoisie

19, 21, 22 and 23 August at 08:00 pm

Guest performance by Národné Divadlo Brno and Divadlo Reduta

Jan Mikulášek, Stage Director
Jan Mikulášek, Dora Viceníková, Adaption
Dora Viceníková, Dramaturgy
Marek Cpin,  Design and Costumes
Jan Mikulášek, Music Compilation

with Dita Kaplanová, Zuzana Ščerbová, Petra Bučková, Ondřej Mikulášek, Jiří Vyorálek, Jan Háyek, Petr Jeništa, Jiří Kniha und Jakub Gottwald





Montblanc & Salzburg Festival
YDP I • 1927 • The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

In 1927 the world was thrilled to discover the delights of talking pictures in The Jazz Singer. In a more modest way, the company 1927 hope to achieve something similar by bringing their own form of talking pictures to the theatre. Combining Suzanne Andrade’s talent for performance poetry with that of Paul Barritt for video animation, the result is an unusual and exuberant theatrical experience combining the atmosphere of both cabaret and live cinema. Different theatrical elements, genres and historical periods are superimposed upon each other in an elaborate mosaic. While the sepia tones and visual references to Russian constructivism are engagingly retro, a sharp contemporary sensibility lurks underneath.

Agnes and the Wolf

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is set in the Bayou, a place on the wrong side of town, where “every morning is like waking in someone else’s bad dream”. Here the animals have better table manners than some of the human inhabitants and a middle class woman called Agnes Eaves aims to save the local children through the all-healing power of art. When a popular uprising starts, this seems like the most tremendous fun but it is impossible to escape the feeling that everything is going to end badly.

David Tushingham