Milo Rau e CAMPO (CH/BE)

A project by ZONA K and Triennale Teatro dell’Arte

Milo Rau, one of the most popular and controversial directors of contemporary theatre, arrives for the first time in Milan with an ambitious project that starts from a cruel news story – linked to the figure of the paedophile and murderer Marc Dutroux – and comes to reflect on the materialisation of feelings on stage.

Milo Rau and the International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM) have conquered the biggest theatres in Europe in recent years with their uncompromising political theatre. Their work is based on first-hand accounts and reconstructions of real events that mercilessly tackle the great taboos of our time.

In collaboration with the Belgian production centre CAMPO, they have created Five simple scenes to recount a tragic episode in Belgian history. Five simple scenes, interpreted by children between the ages of 9 and 13, to show a disturbing image of contemporary society and reveal the limits of what children know, feel and do.

How can they really understand the meaning of manipulation, empathy, loss, subjugation, disappointment or rebellion? What does it mean to involve children in adult theatre? What happens when we watch them act? What does it reveal about our fears and desires?

In Flemish with Italian subtitles.
Due to the theme, the show is intended for an adult audience.
c/o TRIENNALE TEATRO DELL’ARTE – viale Alemagna, 6



Concept, text and direction Milo Rau text and performance Aimone De Zordo, Fons Dumont, Arno John Keys, Blanche Ghyssaert, Lucia Redondo, Pepijn Siddiki, Hendrik Van Doorn, Eva Luna Van Hijfte performance film Sara De Bosschere, Pieter-Jan De Wyngaert, Johan Leysen, Peter Seynaeve, Jan Steen, Ans Van den Eede, Hendrik Van Doorn & Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse dramaturgy Stefan Bläske assistant director and performance coach Peter Seynaevec childcare and production assistant Ted Oonk research Mirjam Knapp & Dries Douibi scenes and costumes Anton Lukas video and sound design Sam Verhaert production CAMPO & IIPM co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Münchner Kammerspiele, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), SICK! Festival UK, Sophiensaele Berlin & Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création photo Phile Deprez