What’s happening, what’s all this?

In the performance ‘What’s happening, what’s all this?’ the audience witnesses the recordings of a sitcom about the integration of refugees in Western Europe. The series is recorded for the Arab world, but takes place at the heart of the European Union: a bicycle shop in the East German Thüringer Wald.

Syrian, Dutch and German actors together try to achieve a balanced narrative about the integration problems.

This Babel-like confusion of tongues will be fully provided with supertitles in both Dutch and Arabic.

Concept, text and acting

  • Ahmad Al Harfi
  • André Hinderlich
  • Bassam Dawood
  • Henrike Commichau
  • Leon Pfannenmüller
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Mona Vojacek Koper
  • Pina Bergemann
  • Ramez Basheer
  • Walter Bart
  • Inaam Wali Al-Battat

co-creator

  • Matijs Jansen

Coactor

  • George Tobal

light and setdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

(Live) music

  • Jens Bouttery
  • Ward Espir

Video/ Live camera

  • Thai Tai Pham
  • Terence Marowsky

Dramaturg

  • Thorben Meißner

Producers

  • Wunderbaum
  • Theaterhaus Jena

Coproducer

  • Theater Rotterdam

Intern

  • Maxine de Jongh

Technician

  • Rick Gobee
  • Siemen van der Werf

With the support of

  • Fonds Promotie Podiumkunsten
  • Gemeente Rotterdam
  • Stichting DOEN

campaign image

  • Jan Dirk van der Burg

Past dates

  • September 2019

    13

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    12

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    11

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    10

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    07

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    06

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    05

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    04

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    03

    Schiecentrale Events
    Rotterdam

  • September 2019

    01

    Schiecentrale Events (try-out)
    Rotterdam

  • August 2019

    31

    Schiecentrale Events (try-out)
    Rotterdam

  • July 2019

    13

    Theaterhaus Jena

  • July 2019

    12

    Theaterhaus Jena

  • July 2019

    11

    Theaterhaus Jena

  • July 2019

    10

    Theaterhaus Jena

  • July 2019

    06

    Theaterhaus Jena

  • July 2019

    05

    Theaterhaus Jena

“Wunderbaum once again shows what it wants with Jena and what it can do.”
Michiel Laages (Nachtkritik)



“Opening performance of the summer show ‘What Have I Got on My Bike’ is a madcap Sitcom about culture-related clichés.”
Ulrike Merkel (Ostthüringer Zeitung)

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