Ontroerend Goed - Animal
© Mirjam Devriendt

Ontroerend Goed

'Every Word Was Once An Animal'
GIF - Ghent International Festival
Wed. 26.01.2022 - Fri. 28.01.2022
Wed 26.01.'22
Fri 28.01.'22

Half-truth or big fat lie?

Ontroerend Goed's most recent show has just been added to the GIF, and will finally be on the Voo?uit stage. Every Word Was Once An Animal is the second best show from 2021, according to De Morgen. An unique opportunity to see it (again) in 2022. 

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. 

If you open the show, you set the tone of the whole show. And that'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.

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. 

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Part of

A performance that intrigues, alienates and often makes you laugh

De Morgen - Ewoud Ceulemans ****

wo 26 t.e.m. vr 28.01 - 20:00 Theaterzaal De Vooruit 
PODIUM / theater
18 / 14 (red) 
Engels gesproken
60 min 


director: Alexander Devriendt - actors: Aaron J. Gordon, Bastiaan Vandendriessche, Charlotte De Bruyne, Eliza Stuyck, Sascha Bornkamp, Karolien De Bleser, Sachli Gholamalizad, Shôn Dale-Jones - text: Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, Charles Purcell & de cast - technicians (tour): Pepijn Mesure, Koen De Wilde - scenography / sound / light: Babette Poncelet, Pepijn Mesure, Thibault Annoot (intern) - costume: Valerie Le Roy, Leentje Kerremans - production:

Marie Peeters, Fien Vandermeersch (intern) - tour planning: Charlotte Nyota Bischop - graphic design: Nick Mattan - video: Angelo Tijssens (director)& Maxime Lahousse (DOP) - photography promotional image: Sanne De Wilde - photography scenery: Mirjam Devriendt - general manager: David Bauwens - financial manager: Wim Smet - coproduction: 

Perpodium (B), Theatre Royal Plymouth (UK), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (B), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) - with the support of the Flemish Government and the City of Ghent.

This show was made possible with the support of the Tax Shelter measure from the Belgian Federal Government