2 till 4 August 2019

The English Channel

Liz Aggiss | GB

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Performer Liz Aggiss [1952] was a sensation at Boulevard 2018 with her explosive, non-conformist and cleverly constructed solo Slap & Tickle. Having worked with The Stranglers, she won a Total Theatre Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival. With her life-affirming anarchy, she’s the sister Iggy Pop never even knew he had. This August, the incomparable, impish Liz is channelling her theatrical and mediumistic gifts for the benefit of Boulevard visitors. The English Channel sees her transformed into a spiritual medium opening wide to the hereafter. Long-deceased heroes speak through her, including the kind-hearted highwayman Robin Hood, the Danish prince Hamlet, the diva of the Berlin cabarets Claire – ‘Ach Gott, was sind die Männer dumm’ – Waldoff and the flamboyant singer Florence Foster Jenkins from New York. But first and foremost, The English Channel is an ode to women ‘of a certain age’ celebrating their rebelliousness and lust for life. 

Aftertalk on Saturday 3 August at 10 p.m., following the performance at 9 p.m.

On Sunday 4 August, Liz Aggiss and theater maker Gian van Grunsven will be guests at the Conversation of the Day in the Joseph Quarter at 4 p.m. About pleasure and generations. Language is English.

Concept, and performance: Liz Aggiss

Herald Scotland: “This solo performance gets its claws into you – you laugh 
at the time, but afterwards you realise how moving and honest it was.”

Location Josephkwartier/ Artemis Zaal, Josephkwartier/ Tuin
Running time 60 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender