12 August 2020

Late Night met Sven Ratzke

Sven Ratzke | NL

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Barely 230 years the fort Citadel in Den Bosch had the shape of a pentagonal star. But in 1860 the city demolished one point, to allow ships an easier passage through the canal Zuid-Willemsvaart. Luckily there is Sven Ratzke, the star that always goes for five points. On the Citadel, where the Open Air Theater of Powered by Boulevard can be found, he gives an extra Late Night Concert.

According to an estimation of the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Statistics Netherlands) there are still about 2,375 inhabitants of Den Bosch who don’t know the German-Dutch entertainer yet. Especially for them we happily introduce Sven: Ratzke is a musical chameleon who started his career in 1999 at Theaterfestival Boulevard and since then he has performed all over the world – from Berlin to New York. In his vaudeville shows he unites different musical genres. Together with his excellent pianist he interprets the works of the likes of Bertolt Brecht / Kurt Weill, Ramses Shaffy, David Bowie, Hildegard Knef and Prince. He does so with challenging and at times razor-sharp humor.

An extra reason for a visit to this Ratzke concert: from 12 to 17 August the so-called Perseid meteor shower travels past planet earth. According to skywatchers an estimated fourteen shooting stars can be witnessed every hour during this Extra Late Night Concert. One consolation: the Ratzke constellation will always remain high in the sky.

“Ratkze is a man of the world, what an entertainer!”, Volkskrant

“Ratzke is an irresistible animal on stage”, NRC

Location Openluchttheater Citadel
Running time 70 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