Pim and Theo
IT’S A BLOODY MESS ON THE STREETS AND A MORAL MESS IN OUR HEADS
Two men where shot in cold blood on the streets of Holland. Victims of extremism, Theo Van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn weren’t afraid to make their opposing political views known. Pim Fortuyn was a far-right Dutch political leader. Theo Van Gogh was a left-wing anarchist film-maker.
Both were murdered by extremists. Pim and Theo explores the opposing but oddly linked lives of these key Dutch political figures and ask what their careers and deaths can tell us about our times. This show is inspired by Ian Buruma’s book The Limits of Tolerance.
Pim & Theo is a theatre performance, an exhibition, an education programme and an online resource.
Director: Alex Byrne Artistic input: Kjell Moberg Cast: Henrik Ipsen and Simon Jensen Light/sound: Elke Laleman and Dennis Veilgaard Production manager: Elke Laleman, Set design: Marie Chemnitz Workshop: Emma Higham Sound Design: Elena Pena Video Design: Arthur Steijn
This show is a collaboration with Odsherred Teater (Denmark) and Korjaamo Culture Factory (Finland). Funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council Norway and with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
The show premiered on 25 October 2013 in Denmark and has toured across Europe including the UK and Norway. It was part of the Assiteij World Congress ‘On the Edge’ festival, Birmingham in July 2016. You can view the trailer here: https://youtu.be/6Ge8Bb3Kz5I
Find out more about the project at the Pim & Theo website