Exploring the complexities and intersections of family, poverty, politics and sexuality, this adaptation brings all the urgency and relevance of Édouard Louis's novel to the stage
In a small village in Northern France, Eddy does his best to fit in, to keep his head down, to be a normal boy. But in a harsh environment, violence begets violence and suffering can be all-consuming.
Édouard Louis’ autobiographical novel about growing up in rural France caused a sensation upon publication, praised for its prescient depictions of bubbling anger among the working classes, in a town that overwhelmingly voted for Marine Le Pen and the National Front.
Norwegian director Eline Arbo’s stage adaptation mixes text, choreography and music into a dazzling, colourful, unpredictable show.
Performed in Dutch with English supertitles.
The Internationaal Theater Amsterdam residency is supported by James and Morag Anderson
Based on the novel by Édouard Louis
Eline Arbo Director and Adaptation
Thijs van Vuure Music
Juul Dekker Scenographer
Rebekka Wörmann Costume Designer
Varja Klosse Lighting Designer
Thomas Lamers Dramaturg