Flying violins! Speed skating ballerinos! Släpstick is an ode to the timeless comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Laurel & Hardy. A spectacular collection of musical and humorous acts rooted in the slapstick tradition, but with a very modern twist. Släpstick is based in the Netherlands, consists of five world-class performers who have mastered over 100 instruments between them. With a flair for eccentricity and a hint of melancholy,Släpstick has left audiences and critics breathless. The show was rated both by Dutch nation wide media, as well by the international press in Edinburgh. A perfect blend of virtuosic musicianship, lung-bursting physical comedy and heartfelt nostalgia in the true "slapstick" tradition.
 

What The Press Say

‘Unexpected, genuine poignancy’  ★★★★  The SCOTSMAN

‘Buy a ticket while you still can’  ★★★★★  DAILY MAIL
 
‘A tour-de-force musical extravaganza’  ★★★★★ FESTMAG

‘Hugely entertaining’  ★★★★ The HERALD

"A phenomenal production. The five performers refer to rich traditions whilst being unbelievably innovative." ★★★★★ De Volkskrant

"The men of SLÄPSTICK are making an ode to an almost forgotten art form: slapstick. And they do it magnificently. A deep bow for the craftsmanship of the Wëreldbänd." ★★★★★Trouw

"Music hall style at a ridiculously high level.” ★★★★ NRC

"An unmissable addition to the current theatre programming." ★★★★★ Theaterkrant

 

Credits:

Concept, script, compositions and arrangements: Släpstick

Direction: Stanley Burleson

Direction advice: Karel de Rooij

Set design: Jacco van den Dool, Siem van Leeuwen

Scenic painting: Ellen Windhorst

Costume design: Jan Aarntzen

Lighting Design: Jacco van den Dool and Wouter Moscou

Sound Design: Joep van der Velden

Monitoring: Kevin Baaij

Stage technician: Benjamin Brandt

Production & Management: Elselinda Schouten, Amsterdam Artist Management