De Eindtijd Revue

After the success of De Gabber Opera URLAND storms the theater with a grotesque meta-show about the Endtime. De Eindtijd Revue is an apocalyptic and ominous theater celebration, in which all possible endings and Endtime stories clash. URLAND’s credo is ‘DESPAIR GIVES LIFE’. And this performance poses the question: how do we learn to despair? How do we prepare?

Throughout the history of mankind the Apocalypse keeps resurfacing as a social, historical phenomenon. From the Ragnarok to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from the Mayan empire to the contemporary Doomsdaypreppers. It can be a promise, then a warning, or an incantation?

URLAND invites unconventional performers and creates a vibrant ad hoc collective (theater maker Vincent van der Valk, percussionist Jens Bouttery, opera singer Bernadeta Astari, and others), speaking various theatrical languages. We witness a theater company preparing for the ultimate. The multidisciplinary performance is one big warm up to ‘De Eindtijd Revue’ that is to take place that evening, and leading up to the starting time, the revue passes the review. URLAND clings to the notion that, in mythology, every Endtime also heralds a new beginning. The warm-up is complete. The blackout is the beginning. Despair gives life.


Concept URLAND
By and with Zita de Aguirre y Otegui (internship), Bernadeta Astari, Ludwig Bindervoet, QiQi van Boheemen, Jens Bouttery, Thomas Dudkiewicz, Marlies Heuer, Marijn Alexander de Jong, Myra Schouten (internship), Vincent van der Valk & Jimi Zoet
Dramaturgy Florian Hellwig
Directorial assistance Julie van Westerveld (internship)
Scenography en light design Ruimtetijd - Theun Mosk, Rients Dijkstra (assistent scenografie), Marieke Horst (assistent scenografie) & Jurre Pöpping (assistent lichtontwerp)
Costume design and execution Kostuumatelier Theater Rotterdam - Erik Bosman, Sara Hakkenberg & Iris Brussee (internship)
Masks Carmen Schabracq
Wigs Atelier Perru
Set construction Firma Smits
Technical coordination Denzo Theatertechniek (André Goos)
Technical team Marcel Janssen, Edwin van Steenbergen, Ruud Lamers, Jorg Schellekens & Frank Hermans
Production leader Elise de Fooij
Publicity/marketing Esra J. Merkel and Pien Visser
Graphic design Ruben Verkuylen
Photography Lonneke van der Palen
Business management Martha van Meegen
Assisitant management Mara Liza de Bakker
Production URLAND
Coproduction Theater Rotterdam

Special thanks to

Made possible by Gemeente Rotterdam and Fonds Podiumkunsten


26 October 2023 20:00 try out
2 November 2023 20:00 try out
3 November 2023 20:00 première
4 November 2023 20:00
17 November 2023 20:15
20 November 2023 20:00
13 December 2023 20:00
15 December 2023 20:15
17 December 2023 20:00