It’s a bloody mess in the streets and a moral mess in our heads…
Incorporating sound, video design and live performance, four European theatres join together to create Pim and Theo – an immersive theatre show about culture and identity, life and rules and the limits of tolerance in our society.
Two men were shot in cold blood on the streets of Holland. Victims of extremism, Theo Van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn weren’t afraid to make their opposing political views known.
The lives and deaths of these two figures frame a debate that lies at heart of the European experience at the start of the 21st Century; are we one culture or many cultures or multi-cultures? As we try to work that out, what are the limits of tolerance and what should they be? Pim and Theo explores issues around multiculturalism, democratic concepts of tolerance and freedom of speech.
Pim and Theo is also an installed exhibition, which audience members can immerse themselves in after the performance. It is supported by online materials and workshops and will tour in 8 European countries in 13/14.
Pim and Theo is a co-operation between Odsherred Teater, Denmark / New International Encounter, UK / Korjaamo Culture Factory, Finland / Stiftelsen NIE Teater, Norway.
This is a promenade show. This means that you will have to walk around and explore a bit - there are some seats but you will not be able to sit down all the time. You are welcome to sit on the floor if you want. Sometimes the actors might ask you to move.
”… provocative, delightfully grotesque and thoughtful…” ***** Nordvestnyt
“This is theater that works...” ***** Teateravisen
Reviews from a young audience
“The play about the two Dutch figures Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh was in my opinion one of the most exhilarating plays I’ve seen in a long time…”
“The play was impressive, positively surprising and well-acted – definitely worth seeing.”
“We also enjoyed how the audience was part of the show without it being too much. With the way the play was staged we felt included and shared the characters’ emotions.”
“From the second we were on our way to the hall our attention was caught by the music, the strange noises, the new entrance, the staging and the lightning.“
www.pimandtheo.com / Running Time: 70 mins. / Age guide: 15+
Actors: Henrik Ipsen, Simon Vagn Jensen
Director: Alex Byrne
Set designer: Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz
Video designer: Arthur Steijn
Sound designer: Elena Peña
Author: Mei Oulund
Dramaturg: Mette Kruse Skak
Artistic input: Kjell Moberg
Production Manager: Elke Laleman (tour)
Production and technical: Morten Birch Nielsen, Dennis Veilgaard (tour)
Education practitioner: Emma Higham
Project management: Sarah Crompton/Cat Moore
Financial management: Paul Bogen
UK Executive Producer: Roisin Caffrey
Norway Associate Director, Producer: Iva Moberg
Norway and international tour booking: Iva Moberg
Finland Producer: Jonatan Fogelholm
DK Executive Producer: Flemming Hansen
DK Producer and marketing: Joan Stræde
Website: Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz /Emma Higham/Vojtech Zalesky
Posters and program: Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz
Lay-out: Anne Hoff
Photo: Rie Neuchs
Odsherred Teater creates performances which in both theme and form affects, commits and entertains the audience.
We consider versatility in the cooperation with other theatres and cultural institutions to be a vigour which secures our development.
We gladly challenge the concept of theatre and allow the professionalism and the competence of our theatre to participate in very diverse connections.
Odsherred Teater has a long history of productions highly praised by the critics.
Do you wan´t the show? Contact us at: +45 59 93 03 01