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The Great Illusionist tours Australia
After two exceptionally successful seasons in the Netherlands, the great illusionists of Het Filiaal theatermakers are going on tour in Australia! Magic is an international language, after all. The tour starts July 21 in the Sydney Opera House, where we will be putting on 10 shows. After that, the cast and crew will move on to Arts Centre Melbourne for another 10 shows. This is not the first time Het Filiaal theatermakers has travelled to Australia: Miss Ophelia was performed on a similar tour a couple of years ago to great acclaim and even nominated for a Helpmann Award.

The Night Watchman at Tweetakt arts festival in Utrecht
The Night Watchman portrays the daily grind of the adult world, mixes that with their daydreams and appeals to the childlike imagination—all without words. It leaves you speechless. ****Theaterkrant

Director Ramses Graus worked with actor and comedian Noël van Santen to create an object theater piece full of unexpected twists. The protagonist is an extremely dedicated night watchman determined to keep everything under control no matter what, but who just cannot control his curiosity. The Night Watchman is a family show for everyone ages 6 and up. With no dialogue and an evocative soundtrack, there is all the more to see and hear. The Night Watchman will play Sunday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m., in Theater Kikker, as part of the international visitors program of the Tweetakt arts festival in Utrecht. For more information, please contact Marjolein van Bommel.

Documentary: Experimenting with Imagination
Last fall, MARS! toured the Netherlands. A subtitled video recording of the production is now available through Marjolein van Bommel.
Utrecht filmmakers Claudia Rison and Nina Slagmolen chronicled the making of the production. They also filmed an accompanying art project several times, which was specially designed based on the play. The result is a beautiful short documentary (12 minutes) that introduces you to all the various players and their methods. See the film >>