The Master and Margarita14+
After the eponymous novel by Michail Boelgakov

The city is rendered unsafe by a certain Professor Woland and his henchmen. They prove to be demonic in origin and have come to literally denude artists, bureaucrats and other self-satisfied citizens who go along with the regime. Woland’s punitive expedition – involving black magic, mirages, abduction and counterfeiting – turns the whole city upside down and scares the living daylights out of everyone. Everyone except Margarita, that is. She isn’t afraid of him. In fact, with his help she goes looking for her lost lover, the Master, author of an ‘inflammatory’ manuscript banished by the regime …

De Meester en Margarita is an awesome story. For Laika and Theater FroeFroe it is first and foremost a liberating fantasy which denounces drabness and dreary sobriety. The world is turned on its head. The leaders lose their authority; the last become the first and vice versa; figments of the imagination become truth. The abnormal and the absurd triumph, as does love, for the novel is essentially a gripping love story.

Laika and Theater FroeFroe demonstrated their complementary strengths in Kleine Sofie (Little Sofie, 2010) and Pentamerone (2015). De Meester en Margarita is another dream cooperation project. Laika has a wealth of experience in adapting the classics and Theater FroeFroe excels in the magic of the puppet theatre. In their hands De Meester en Margarita becomes a visually spectacular story, which is arrestingly performed by a large cast of outstanding actors and puppeteers.

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Laika and Theater FroeFroe  |  SCRIPT Jo Roets and Greet Vissers (after Boelgakov) DIRECTED BY Marc Maillard and Jo Roets CAST Benny Ceuppens, Lien De Graeve, Dries De Win, Gert Jochems, Adina Macpherson, Filip Peeters and Annelore Stubbe MUSIC Bert Bernaerts DRAMATURGY Mieke Versyp PUPPETS Janneke Hertoghs, Astrid Michaelis, Jan Maillard SET Gert Dupont, Niels Antonissen CHOREOGRAPHY Iris Bouche PRODUCTION Pieter Smet TECHNIQUES Rik Van Gysegem, Anton Van Haver, Tim Oelbrandt
Tour dates
October 2018
Antwerpen
Arenbergschouwburg 03 202 46 46
Fr19/1020:15 Avant-Première
Sa20/1020:15 Premiere
Genk
C-mine Cultuurcentrum Genk
Grote zaal 089 65 44 90
Tu23/1013:30
Heusden-Zolder
Cultuurcentrum MUZE 011 80 80 98
Th25/1014:00, 20:15
Schoten
CC Schoten
De Kaekelaar 03 680 23 40
We31/1020:00
November 2018
Koksijde
CC Casino 058 53 29 99
Fr02/1120:00
Aalst
Tu06/1110:00, 13:45
Mortsel
CC Mortsel 03 444 18 83
Fr09/1113:45, 20:15
Heist-op-den-Berg
Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg
Grote Zaal 015 25 07 70
Mo12/1120:00
Tu13/1110:00, 13:30
Sint-Niklaas
Cultuurcentrum Sint-Niklaas
Schouwburg 03 778 33 66
Th15/1114:00
Fr16/1114:00, 20:00
Houthalen-Helchteren
Mo19/1113:30
Lommel
CC De Adelberg 011 55 35 11
Tu20/1113:30
Overijse
Th22/1110:30, 13:30
Hasselt
cultuurcentrum Hasselt - CCHA
grote zaal 011 22 99 33
Fr23/1120:00
Geel
CC De Werft 014 56 66 66
Mo26/1113:30
Tu27/1110:00, 13:30
We28/1120:15
Merksem
Th29/1114:00, 20:15
Wetteren
Cultuurcentrum Nova 09 365 20 20
Fr30/1120:00