Boris van Severen & Jonas Vermeulen

The only way is UP

Ghent, Belgium

Thomas Dhanens

The only way is UP

Ghent, Belgium

Thomas Dhanens

The only way is UP

Ghent, Belgium

Thomas Dhanens

Intoxicating electro-opera like endless LSD trip
In their second piece, The only way is UP, a very funny and bizarre mini-musical resembling a drawn-out LSD trip, two young blades tell you about the marvels of life. In bright neon colours, Boris van Severen and Jonas Vermeulen bring four characters to life at key moments in their existence: as children, adolescents and young adults, and in their thirties, forties and fifties. This special yet so everyday foursome tell you everything you need to know about being young and growing old. Inspired by The Up Series (BBC), the energetic Belgian theatre makers cast day-to-day experience into a surreal universe, where their four protagonists bumble their way through life. Subsequent to their rocking debut and instantaneous hit, The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy, Van Severen and Vermeulen have once again composed a fantastic soundtrack to their show, played live from two DJ booths during the performance.

The only way is UP unites the bravura of eternal youth with the wisdom that comes with the years, to create a theatre concert with all of the charm of a visual work of art.”

- Evelyne Coussens, demorgen.be

Credits

By & with | Boris van Severen & Jonas Vermeulen
Coaching | Pieter-Jan De Wyngaert
Stage design | Sarah Yu Zeebroek
Stage technology | Jonas Castelijns, Korneel Coessens & Koen Vanneste
Musical technology | Frederik De Witte
Production | CAMPO

Coproduction | het KIP, de theatermaker & Het Theaterfestival
With special thanks to Marij De Brabandere & Swing

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor campo gent

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