Double Bill - Hoogtij(d) + De Grote Krimp World tour - Jonge Harten

Double Bill – Hoogtij(d) + De Grote Krimp World tour

Esther van der Wel | KRT / Explore the North

  • Admission

    < 29 years € 12,50
    > 29 years € 17,50

  • Duration

    120 minutes

  • Location

    Grand Theatre 

  • Important

    The language of this performance in Dutch

  • Viewing guide i

    FIELD music theater Textual Theater

Esther van der Wel – Hoogtij(d)

“To everyone who has an opinion from time to time: I think you should be silent. About having to find something. About not wanting to find anything. About actually wanting to be nice. About thinking something about that. About Paul Verhoeven. And Frits. Especially about Frits.”

Esther van der Wel (1997, Nijmegen) will graduate from the cabaret program at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 2022, with Hoogtij(d) as her master’s thesis. They want to make things that do something, that are real and personal, but without heaviness or fuss. After all, it has to be fun. Hoogtij(d) is Esther’s first solo performance and touches just about everything. Opinions, anti-opinions, the king, gender and peasants. But above all, humanity and a little love.

KRT / Explore the North – De Grote Krimp World Tour

Pop sensation KRT makes a comeback to celebrate the shrinking of our universe. Welkom bij De Grote Krimp World Tour.

We don’t need NASA to tell us the truth.
We don’t need politics.
We don’t need journalism.
We don’t need facebook.
We can feel it.
The universe is shrinking.
We are shrinking.
Welcome, to the Grote Krimp World Tour.

One day, the growth of the universe reverses itself, and The Great Shrinkage begins. Dive into a concert by the legendary band KRT, who are making a comeback in response to this earth-shattering event. With songs and lyrics about our shrinking world, they poke fun at the audience. But can you reach back to the past when the future is so shaky? And is the stage really the place to be honest? 

Word artists Sannemaj Betten, Mees van Rijswijk, Marieke Ornelis, Johannes Lievens and drummer Wouter Betten bring a counter myth to the myth of growth with this literary pop concert.

KRT is the occasional band of word artists Sannemaj Betten, Mees van Rijswijk, Marieke Ornelis, Johannes Lievens and drummer Wouter Betten. KRT came about during the Verwonderkamer, an encounter between Flemish and Frisian writers realized by Explore the North (Leeuwarden) and deBuren (Brussels).

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Jonge Harten offers a diverse program. But where do you start choosing? To clarify things somewhat, we have three main storylines that we are focusing on this year. You can see these lines throughout our program. So that you can easily choose which line suits you best and what you feel like doing at the moment. What are you going for?





FIELD was created to strengthen the bond with young talent and to give both the artists and the festival the opportunity to support people in the longer term and to make their “dreams” come true. We focus in particular on students who we feel (after conversations and performances) connect themselves as creators with the world beyond. In a conscious, critical and idiosyncratic way.


interactive theater

music theater


physical theater


A program line in which we put creative young people on stage and in which you can participate in great masterclasses yourself. We ensure that you are pampered all day long and of course we close the day with a great party, by none other than Clash!


Textual Theater



Kom je er toch nog niet helemaal uit? Geen nood: stuur een mailtje naar en vraag om nadere toelichting. Vermeld de titel van de voorstelling en waar je graag meer duidelijkheid over wilt hebben (is dit iets om met mijn vriend/vriendin naartoe te gaan? het is misschien wel grappig maar toch niet vulgair? dat soort vragen). De programmeurs van het festival geven je dan persoonlijk het verlossende antwoord!