The Coming of Xia

Xia is coming! Welcome the new leader! After the exposure of the old democracy, actor group Wunderbaum started an alternative society: The New Forest.

During a ceremony of Olympic proportions, the new authority is welcomed: Xia, a Chinese girl. During the inauguration, Xia’s most loyal followers are being tossed back and forth between hope and fear, loyalty and betrayal, good intentions and secret intentions.

The Coming of Xia is a sensual summer performance with the best view in town. Prepare yourself for an exuberant satirical spectacle, in which subjects such as the crisis and democracy are presented with a generous portion of self-mockery.

By and with

  • Walter Bart
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Hannah van Lunteren
  • Gijs Naber
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Marleen Scholten

Acting

  • Victoria Fong
  • Selina Li
  • Yelin Li
  • Joyce NG
  • Stella Zhou

Producer

  • Wunderbaum

in cooperation with

  • Ro Theater

Co-producer

  • Rotterdamse Schouwburg
  • Operadagen Rotterdam

Photography

  • Krista van der Niet (scenes)
  • Mick Otten (scenes)
  • Ossip van Duivenbode (scenes)
  • Johannes Ode (scenes)

Music

  • Florentijn Boddendijk
  • Remco de Jong

Set design

  • Bureau ZUS

Lighting design

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Costume design

  • Lotte Goos

Technician

  • Siemen van der Werf
  • Rick Gobée

Producer

  • Ina Oenema
  • Catinca Tilea
  • Eline Loomans
  • Yoka van Zuijlen
  • Mannis van Doodewaard

Graphic designer set

  • KesselsKramer

Past dates

  • June 2016

    25

    'FabCity - Holland Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)'

  • June 2016

    24

    'FabCity - Holland Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)'

  • June 2016

    23

    'FabCity - Holland Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)'

  • June 2016

    22

    'FabCity - Holland Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)'

  • June 2013

    22

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    21

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    20

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    19

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    18

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    14

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    13

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    12

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    06

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    05

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    04

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • June 2013

    01

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    31

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    30

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    29

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    28

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    23

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    22

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    21

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    18

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • May 2013

    17

    Station Hofplein
    Rotterdam (NL)

With: Alexander, Annelies, Ariella , Ashley, Bart, Bregtje, Daan, Diana, Dick, Eli, Esther, Ferry, Gerdien, Gladys, Hedwig, Helena, Helga, Helmuth, Isa, Ivar, Jacinta, Jacques, Jeroen, Jesus, Johan, Jos, Josje, Katinka, Linda, Lisse, Luan, Margreet, Marianne, Marieke, Marjan, Marjet, Marjolein, Marjolijn, Mieke, Mirjam, Moniek, Nico, Nienke, Patricia,  Petra, Philomeen, Richard, Rien, Rob, Romee, Sanne, Sulamie, Tirsa, Trudy, Wybe, Ytze

With special thanks to: Henk Zoeteman, Maria Heiden, Dick Molenaar, Deelgemeente Rotterdam Noord, Decoratelier Vorm en Decor, Felice Dekkers en alle vrijwilligers

“Wunderbaum adroitly melts the boundaries between speculation, debate and amusement, performer and viewer, creating a context of constant surprise. The results are provocative, absurd, hilarious, impressive and touching in turn.”
Financial Times

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