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
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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
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