Blackadder – your country needs you

Remember that time Michael Gove complained that Blackadder depicted World War I as a ‘misbegotten shambles’? Well if anyone sees Mr. Gove, please let him know he’s welcome to come and confirm his theory. We have a free ticket for him to see our production of Blackadder  (Denis Burke)

https://www.facebook.com/events/878432475645755

Michael Gove has hit out at TV shows and historians who depict the first world war as a “misbegotten shambles”. But does satirising or criticising the great war really denigrate ordinary British soldiers, as the education secretary claims?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/06/blackadder-michael-gove-historians-first-world-war

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Blackadder Goes Forth in the spotlight by Angloinfo

Angloinfo has made a nice blog to put Mike’s Badhuistheater in the spotlight. Click here for the blog! And also about our next production: Blackadder Goes Forth 15 June till 2 July. Tickets are available on our website: www.badhuistheater.nl/tickets

Click here for a wonderful thrilling teaser, made by Lulu Lightning.

Dates and times:
15 / 06 / 2017 – 20:15
16 / 06 / 2017 – 20:15
17 / 06 / 2017 – 20:15
23 / 06 / 2017 – 20:15
24 / 06 / 2017 – 20:15
25 / 06 / 2017 – 17:30
30 / 06 / 2017 – 20:15
02 / 07 / 2017 – 17:30

See you soon in Mike’s Badhuistheater!

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Bad Friday: Madhouse at the Badhuis 002

Friday April 14, start: 8pm

OPEN PODIUM FOR CONVERSATIONISTS, ACTORS, POETS, FOLK MUSICIANS AND STORY-TELLERS

Open structured Easter campfire with the moon as the subject. East meets west: the moon. With theatrical extracts of Synges’ ‘When the Moon Sets’ and a short story by Italo Calvino. Live folk music and discussion.  The role of the moon in human action as well as its relation to the construction of the East and the West with specific reference to how they appear in theatre and poetry. Western and Eastern values.

The day of the event is Good / Bad Friday the fourteenth day of March in the Gregorian calendar or the first of April in the Julian calendar. On this day of all days, it so happens that orthodox and catholic Paschal Triduum fall on the exact same days with Passover preceding it by three days. This is a relatively rare event with it happening on average once every five years or so. Madhouse@Badhuis see this occurrence as an opportunity to complicate our understanding of the East/West dichotomy.

The East/West bifurcation has been present in the structures of knowledge for centuries. This dichotomy has been central to how the self has been conceived dialectically in relation to ‘the other’. The expression ‘western values’ is a product of this framing.

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Madhouse at the Badhuis 001: St Patrick’s Day Campfire – Friday March 17, 8pm

OPEN PODIUM FOR CONVERSATIONISTS, ACTORS, POETS, FOLK MUSICIANS AND STORY-TELLERS

Madhouse@Badhuis brings you a night of theatre, conversation, poetry and music, where you are invited to participate, converse and create as we try to come to a deep understanding and reimagining of St. Patrick’s Day’s meaning, history and application which will be done through the collective practice of thinking, acting and music. This is done from a plurality of senses, identities, perspectives, knowledges and beliefs.

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland and Nigeria, is the character upon which the world’s most globalised national holiday is based. In Ireland the celebration of Christianity’s arrival takes place on the day of his death, the 17th of March. It is often assumed that the arrival of St. Patrick on the island of Ireland is inextricably linked to the variant of Christianity practiced in Europe during the Middle Ages and associated with the dominance of the centrally controlled Roman Christian Church and a hierarchical positioning of Nature, Human and God. The adoption of the flag of St. Patrick into the Union flag in 1801 adds credence to the idea that the ‘modern’ understanding of Christianisation is rooted in a will to ‘tame the ascetic’ and bypass how other forms of Christianity wrestled with Christendom, the dominance of centrally organised religion and the contruction of a dualism between man and nature. Thus, overlooked in St. Patrick’s day celebrations is the ascetic’s profoundly incommensurable relationship with nature, its individual connection to spirituality and the heterogeneity of deities practiced on the island of Ireland which intermixed with the version said to be brought by St Patrick. As Ireland had never been ruled by the Roman empire the blend of Christianity that unfolded in Ireland from 5th century took on many of the logics and affinities embedded in Celtic spiritual practices. Does the instrumentalisation of St. Patrick’s day in its current global manifestation represent the exclusion of other ways of being? Has it always done so? And if so, should it be a day of the mourning of the loss of the plurality of knolwedges by the nation state’s adoption of the day as its national holiday? Can it be imagined as a day of reincorporation of the lost knowledge of the ascetic and the occult?

To complicate this, Badhuistheater, one of Amsterdam’s last upholders of the avant-garde, opens its doors to a St. Patrick’s evening offering a distinct alternative to the commercialised Paddy’s Day propounded by capitalist market logics and proliferated using simplified characterisations to sell merchandise and reproduce dominant orders of knowledge and being. This kind of ‘Paddy’s Day’ is easily accessed and serves as a mechanism of forgetting the complex and heterogeneous modes of spirituality and being. Madhouse@Badhuis brings you a night of theatre, conversation, poetry and music, where you are invited to participate, converse and create as we try to come to a deep understanding and reimagining of St. Patrick’s Day’s meaning, history and application which will be done through the collective practice of thinking, acting and music.

Anyone is welcome to attend! You will also get a chance to be in the wonderful Badhuistheater in all of its surrealist and insane charm!

If you would like to read a small piece of poetry or theatre (which does not have to be Irish), instigate a conversation (does not have to be ‘academic’) or play some music, comment on the event page or email badhuistheater@gmail.com

Suggestions for other aspects of the night can also be commented on here on the event page or emailed to badhuistheater@gmail.com

The night will include campfire readings from:

Tom Murphy and Brian Friel ‘Philadlphia, here I come’
Brian Friel ‘Translations’
J.M Synge ‘The shadow of the Glen’
Flann O’Brien’s ‘The Third Policeman’

Folk session music from the attendees. Bring a musical instrument!

On sale will also be:

Food
Irish Beef Porter Stew
Hearty Irish Lager Stew (Vegetarian)
Champ (Vegetarian)

Drinks:
House Beers, Porters and Wines

A donation of 5€ is suggested in order to meet the costs of the night

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‘Allo ‘Allo! is back!

Click here to see a wonderful clip from the show (filmed last weekend).

Thursday 16 Feb, 20:15 / Friday 17 Feb, 20:15 / Saturday 18 Feb, 20:15 / Sunday 19 Feb, 17:30

Friday 24 Feb, 20:15 / Saturday 25 Feb, 20:15 / Sunday 26 Feb, 17:30

Friday 3 March, 20:15 / Saturday 4 March, 20:15 / Sunday 5 March, 17:30

Get your tickets now before it’s too late!

Get your tickets for the last shows of ‘Allo ‘Allo! by Mike’s Badhuistheater. (It will be sold out!)

The “CRAZY’’ English comedy, back in 2017 for extra shows, after SOLD out houses! www.badhuistheater.nl

Meet all your favourite characters on stage! (Dutch tv has just started repeats of the original tv series.) The play is set in the local town café in Nouviens in German-occupied France during the Second World War. René, the local café Owner, has many problems!

The Germans are threatening to shoot him if he does not secretly hide their stolen goods; the Resistance is using the café as a safe-house for shot-down British airmen; and on top of that, he is trying to keep 3 passionate love affairs with his café waitresses secret from his wife. Sounds like a death sentence?

All cultures get laughed at: the French / German / English / Dutch and Belgian. Nothing is sacred! And Helga loves Heer Flick, and Heer Flick loves Helga :) From the Badhuistheater International. (From the Sean O’Casey Dublin Trilogy.

Wonderful events in 2017

ALIVE AND KICKING 7th of January – 8PM

Our favourite dance party for people around the age of 40. Start fresh in the new year by dancing all of your sorrows away!

ROMEO AND JULIET CSI PART 1 + 2 January 13 (part 1) and 20 (part 2) – 8.15pm

Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s most explosive poetic drama. He wrote it as a young man and it is full of murder, love and drama. Will Sutton makes a crime investigation karaoke in two parts over two weekends. Part 1 is on January 13, part 2 on January 20. More information will follow.

‘ALLO ‘ALLO! reprise 16 – 19 FEB, 24 -26 FEB AND 3,4,5, MARCH

 

TICKET SALES HAVE ALREADY BEGUN! SEE WWW.BADHUISTHEATER.NL

Ofcourse we bring ‘Allo ‘Allo! back after the great success in november and 5 completely sold out shows! :)

THE “CRAZY“ ENGLISH COMEDY, BACK IN 2017 FOR EXTRA SHOWS, AFTER SOLD OUT HOUSES!

WITH GROUP REDUCTIONS / 55 PLUS REDUCTIONS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND 3 SUNDAY MATINEES. SUNDAY MATINEES IN FEB 2017 5.30 PM

Meet all your favourite characters on stage!
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The play is set in the local town café in Nouviens in German-occupied France during the Second World War.

René, the local café Owner, has many problems!

The Germans are threatening to shoot him if he does not secretly hide their stolen goods; the Resistance is using the café as a safe-house for shot-down British airmen; and on top of that, he is trying to keep 3 passionate love affairs with his café waitresses secret from his wife. Sounds like a death sentence.?
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All cultures get laughed at: the French / German / English / Dutch and Belgian. Nothing is sacred!

And Helga loves Heer Flick, and Heer Flick loves Helga :)

FROM THE BADHUISTHEATER INTERNATIONAL. THE SAME COMPANY THAT DID THE SEAN O’CASEY DUBLIN TRILOGY.

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Ueinzz visual and musical theatre

This week Mike’s Badhuistheater is home to a theatre group from São Paulo (Brasil). The members of the group have a mental handicap. These Thursday there will be a lovely visual en musical show. And Wednesday there will be an open rehearsal. Language is no problem, because it is only visual. We’re looking forward to it!

Of the performance, entitled Zero Gravity, Episode V: Spaces, Ueinzz writes:

There isn’t enough space for all people in the world. Some people live in limbo, between walls, others were thrown into the sea. A small group decides to board a ship in search of other worlds, of possibles, zero gravity… Utopia, evasion or lucidity? In the passage through sidereal Eden there is hybrid beings. A crack in the sky makes its appearance: a hint of a world about to collapse or open up to another dimension? The shaman friends of xapiri monkeys are invited to face this challenge. In the middle of clashes, fights, assaults, the fire of Nero, heads on trays, dances, new constellations emerge, conversations with stars.

For more information: http://www.ificantdance.com/performance_in_residence/Ueinzz.html