- Place BRONKS
- Price €8/€10/festival pass (€80/#10)
- LanguageFRENCH première during EXPORT/IMPORT FESTIVAL - English subtitles
- Comment- XL= suitable for the age of 12 years and over
- The child care at La Montagne Magique will be open during the show.
JORIS Why do people get ill?
JAN I don’t know. Perhaps because otherwise things would be too easy? If everyone were always healthy, how would doctors make their living? And the hospitals would be in a sad state.
JORIS Is it as simple as that?
Most difficult things are often very simple.
But again that makes it difficult, because it’s so simple.
JORIS You’re really clever.
JAN No, but I like making up answers.
‘Give Me Back My Hand may be this season’s best-kept secret. … You feel that in many respects this story is taken from life, inspired in part by the experiences of Jan De Brabander, the stage designer at the BRONKS theatre company in Brussels, who has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the last five years. That makes this production one of the most real and sincere that we have seen this season.’ - from the Theatre Festival jury report.
‘Hessels and Van den Brande go for emotion, but without becoming corny. … Men’s tough talk and a soft heart: this play has both.’ – Het Nieuwsblad
Several years ago, Jan De Brabander, stage designer at BRONKS and elsewhere, heard that he was suffering from a disease. One with just a single certainty: that it would only get worse. How much worse? How soon? No one knows. Jan told his story to Joris Van den Brande, who sublimely distilled a universal story from it.
Something may fall on your head at any time, but you can’t always keep a helmet on. Or can you?
Give Back My Hand is a piece about an incurable disease, destiny, the fragility of things, the awkward reactions of bystanders and all the tragic and comical situations that ensue.
A conversation between two friends.
With no taboos, but packed with humour.
Give Me Back My Hand was selected for the 2018 Theatre Festival.
from and with Jan De Brabander and Joris Van den Brande
Op veel vlakken voel je dat dit verhaal uit het leven is gegrepen, mee geïnspireerd door de ervaringen van Jan De Brabander, de vaste scenograaf en vormgever van het Brusselse theaterhuis BRONKS, die sinds vijf jaar aan Parkinson lijdt. Het maakt van deze voorstelling één van de meest wezenlijke, oprechte producties die we dit seizoen hebben gezien.
On tour (schools)
|Sun 13/11/2016, 20:00||BRONKS|
|Sat 23/09/2017, 19:00||BRONKS|
|Sun 24/09/2017, 15:00||BRONKS|
|Tue 24/10/2017, 20:00||CC De Plomblom, Ninove, BE|
|Fri 22/12/2017, 20:30||BRONKS|
|Fri 23/02/2018, 19:15||hetpaleis, Antwerpen, BE|
|Sat 24/02/2018, 19:15||hetpaleis, Antwerpen, BE|
|Sat 09/06/2018, 20:00||KOPERGIETERY Rabot, Gent, BE|
|Fri 31/08/2018, 20:00||het TheaterFestival, Antwerpen, BE|
|Sat 01/09/2018, 15:00||het TheaterFestival, Antwerpen, BE|
|Sat 01/09/2018, 20:00||het TheaterFestival, Antwerpen, BE|
|Fri 28/09/2018, 19:00||30CC/Schouwburg Leuven, BE|
|Sat 29/09/2018, 19:00||Schouwburg Kortrijk, BE|
|Sat 10/11/2018, 17:00||La montagne magique, Brussel, BE|
|Mon 03/12/2018, 10:30||BRONKS|
|Mon 03/12/2018, 13:30||BRONKS|
|Tue 04/12/2018, 10:30||CC De Grote Post, Oostende, BE|
|Tue 04/12/2018, 13:30||CC De Grote Post, Oostende, BE|
|Thu 06/12/2018, 10:00||CC Gildhof, Tielt, BE|
|Thu 06/12/2018, 14:00||CC Gildhof, Tielt, BE|
|Tue 11/12/2018, 10:30||De Velinx, Tongeren, BE|
|Tue 11/12/2018, 13:30||De Velinx, Tongeren, BE|
|Thu 13/12/2018, 14:00||CC Ter Dilft, Bornem, BE|
|Sat 02/02/2019, 20:00||CC Sint-Niklaas, BE|
|Sun 03/02/2019, 15:00||ARSENAAL/LAZARUS|
|Fri 15/02/2019, 19:00||Cultuurhuis, Tessenderlo, BE|
|Sat 16/02/2019, 20:00||GC De Kluize, Oosterzele, BE|