Limonov / De Nieuwe Rus

Ulrike Quade Company and Bellevue Lunchtheater present the new lunch performance Limonov. An impressionistic sketch of the new Russia, through the eyes of Eduard Limonov. As a poet, writer and controversial politician, he plays a role his own hero novel, full of sex and alcohol. Disappointed in the free Western world, he finds on his return to Russia a confused country in need for a direction.

Limonov is a committed play with the different visions and voices like Limovov has himself. Through puppets Ulrike Quade (director) will show these different voices of Limonov in all its diversity. Four young playwrights associated with De Tekstsmederij supplied text contributions.


Director: Ulrike Quade
Niels Kuiters, Daan Colijn and Sacha Muller
Text Contributions: 
Simon Weeda, Floor van Lissa, Michiel Cox and Timen Jan Veenstra
Music: Niels Kuiters
Video: Daan Colijn
Assistant director: Suze van Miltenburg
Thomas Lamers
Simone Hogendijk
Lichting design: 
Floriaan Ganzevoort | de Theatermachine
Costume design: 
Jacqueline Steijlen
Jan Sol
Matt Jackson, Maria Landgraf, Isabel Alonso Pola, Ulrike Quade and Pluck Venema
Photograph: Michiel Voet
Scene photography: Bowie Verschuuren

Limonov is a coproduction with Bellevue Lunchtheater is association with De Tekstsmederij

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With support of:


Pieter Rings

“The rawness and directness are credible and breathtaking due to the technical crew of Ulrike Quade Company. The director (Ulrike Quade) dramaturg (Thomas Lamers), costume designer (Jacqueline Steijlen), technician (Jan Sol) and light designer (Floriaan Ganzevoort) have taken care of everything to perfection. The actors Niels Kuiters, Daan Colijn and Sacha Muller, who also play different roles in the other scenes, manipulate the puppet Limonov. Seemingly effortless they play the shadowy characters of the Wild West period in the recent history of Russia (…) ”

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Mirjam van der Linden

“The powerful visual scenes, with a proper dose of short monologues and philosophical commentary of four young writers from De Tekstsmederij, depict in outline Limonovs never-ending struggle. (…) Smart, hearty performance during your lunchbreak. Drink that glass of vodka when you enter the theatre.”

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