Project 'Reynard, Nasty tricks!'

Reception at the court. The animals complain about the nasty tricks Reynard the Fox has played on them. King Nobel's servants, Bruin the Bear, Tibeert the tomcat and Grimbeert the badger are ordered to get hold of Reynard and bring him to the King to face justice. They will experience at their expense how difficult it is to outfox this cunning fox!

This Flemish animal epic of world wide repute from long ago when animals could still talk, represents the very height of Middle Dutch literature, written in about 1250 by the brilliant lay brother Willem.

'Van den Vos Reynaerde' is the story of the roguery and tricks played by an astute fox, which doubles as a satire on man and humanity.

Of course, this was ideal material for Grupetto and inspiration for new music composed by Valentijn Biesemans. Actor Johan De Paepe revised the text and impersonates all the animals.

Audience target group: 12 years and up (considering the often double meaning of the story)

Duration: ca 65 minuten

Johan De Paepe, narrator, script writer

audio clips: a few extracts from our scene music (live recorded)

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