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Billy´s Violence - a tragedy in ten chapters

Quentin Tarantino is a choirboy by comparison to the sheer brutality evoked by Shakespeare.

- Director Jan Lauwers

Shakespeare is the most read and performed writer the world has ever known. And yet many of the bard’s plays are virtually unperformable due to their violence, gruesomeness, racism and misogyny. A fierce brutality Shakespeare used to lure the audience into his theater and away from the streets of London, which were then filled with executions, dogfights, burning women and more violence.

In Billy's Violence, ten of Shakespeare's classics are sensitively rewritten into violently loving, intimate dialogues in which the woman is the central focus, stripped of any historical reference or anecdotal content. Romeo & Juliet, King Lear and Othello are three of the ten tragedies that Needcompany explores to find out how we view violence as an element of entertainment today.

Billy's Violence is presented in a collaboration between Musikhuset Aarhus and ILT Festival. 

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14. jun 2023

Scene Musikhuset Aarhus

Varighed 135 min.

TIME Wednesday at 19.30


PRICE 180-310 DKK

AGE  +16

LANGUAGE English/Spanish with Danish surtitles


FESTIVAL DISCOUNT

Please remember the festival pass gives you access to buy tickets for a 25% discount! 

Price for festival pass DKK 100,-

Special BILLY'S VIOLENCE price with festival pass DKK 232,- (discount 78,-)

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The people behind

Text Victor Afung Lauwers

Music Maarten Seghers

Direction, scenography, costumes Jan Lauwers

With Nao Albet, Grace Ellen Barkey, Gonzalo Cunill, Martha Gardner, Romy Louise Lauwers, Juan Navarro, Maarten Seghers, Meron Verbelen

Dramaturgy Elke Janssens, Erwin Jans

Lighting design Ken Hioco

Technical and production Marjolein Demey, Ken Hioco, Tijs Michiels 

Costumes and props assistant, surtitles Nina Lopez Le Galliard

Production Needcompany

Co-production Festival Grec de Barcelona, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Teatro Español y Naves del Español en Matadero, Teatro Central (Sevilla, Spain), Les Salins - Scène Nationale de Marti- gues, Cultuurcentrum Brugge


Produced with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the Flemish Government

Pictures by Maarten Vanden Abeele