Forgotten Creatures and Lost Causes (6+)

Forgotten Creatures and Lost Causes (6+)

A seriously funny story for everyone from the age of six!

Welcome to Mr Ut’s store, where special plants and animals come to life. Meet the last Dodo and the magical Thylacine, the curious Rhino and the eager carnivorous plant. Mr Ut loves everything in his store. That’s why he prefers not to sell anything. Because where are things when they are gone? And what would remain of Mr. Ut if he no longer has his store?

One day when Mrs. Caterpillar comes by to pick up the rent, the till turns out to be empty, but the shop itself is full of valuables. So Mrs. Caterpillar decides to do some research. When she sets her eye on the animals, Mr. Ut must do all he can to save the shop. Fortunately, he is not alone: ​​the animals revolt and the plant comes up with a ruse.

Forgotten Creatures and Lost Causes (6+) is the fourth youth theater production by Duda Paiva Company and an idea by Tim Velraeds, one of the performers. Tim is fascinated by animals that have disappeared. The magical world of Duda Paiva Company is the ultimate place to bring those animals and other forgotten things back to life.

In Forgotten Creatures and Lost Causes (6+), Duda Paiva Company lightly shows the connection between man and nature. What role do we play in the world and what choices can we make?

Duda Paiva Company creates visual performances with puppets and dance. In his youth performances, the world that children know from cartoons and games comes to life.

Reactions to previous youth performances
Children about The Fairy Queen: “this is scary in a funny way”
The press about Monsters: ★★★★ de Volkskrant and Theaterkrant

Made possible by the Municipality of Amersfoort, Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds and Fonds21. Thanks to the children of primary school De Magneet in Amersfoort!

 

CREDITS

Director: Duda Paiva
Idea: Tim Velraeds
Performance: Tim Velraeds and Cat Smits or Alexander Brouwer and Nora Tinholt

Dramaturg: Kim Kooiman
Puppets: André Mello and Duda Paiva
Soundscape: Wilco Alkema
Light: Mark Verhoef
Scenery: Tim Velraeds and Daniel Patijn
Costume: Atty Kingma

Photo: Studio Matusiak

Forgotten Creatures and Lost Causes (6+) Duda Paiva

In the media

De wereld van het poppenspel

"Another wonderful, exciting youth theater performance, in which a heavy subject is presented in a festive, humorous packaging."

De wereld van het poppenspel

"A dynamic performance. It is transformed at breakneck speed from human to animal and vice versa. A transformation made possible by the perfectly made foam dolls and the way in which they can be manipulated. The dodo, how it reacts when it suddenly gets legs," the carnivorous plant that suddenly comes to life. "

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Tour

Date City Venue
EN
15/09/21 Basel Internationales Basler Figurentheater Festival
16/09/21 Basel Internationales Basler Figurentheater Festival
26/09/21 Eindhoven Parktheater Eindhoven
05/10/21 Maaseik (BE) Cultuurcentrum Achterolmen 

School performance

10/10/21 Veghel De Blauwe Kei
10/10/21 Leeuwarden Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
17/10/21 De Meern Podium Hoge Woerd
20/10/21 Utrecht Theater Kikker
20/10/21 Utrecht Theater Kikker
20/10/21 Utrecht Theater Kikker
23/10/21 Groningen Grand Theatre
24/10/21 Rotterdam Theater Rotterdam
21/11/21 Hoogezand-Sappemeer Kielzog
22/11/21 Etten-Leur Nieuwe Nobelaer

School performance

23/11/21 Etten-Leur Nieuwe Nobelaer

School performance

24/11/21 Etten-Leur Nieuwe Nobelaer

School performance

25/11/21 Etten-Leur Nieuwe Nobelaer

School performance

26/11/21 Etten-Leur Nieuwe Nobelaer

School performance

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