Enfants Terribles



25.-27. April 2013, Rote Fabrik
10.-14. May 2013, Kaserne Basel
31. October-2. November 2013, Tojo Theater Reitschule Bern


Referring, amongst other things, to Enid Blyton‘s „Famous Five“-series, they’re searching for the intense awareness of their early days. The audience is given the role of the ‚adult‘. On a carpet of cookies the four childhood-researchers delve into their subject, exploring all ages from infant to grown-up: Here the behavior of the child we believe ourself to have been, there the meta-level of today based on assumptions that are barely more than vague memories. Between dependence and sovereignty, fragility and brutality the stages of life are blurred to debunk myths of happy innocence and to question our expectations and wishes towards children today.

Besetzung / Produktion

Director: Marcel Schwald
Set & light design: Manuel Gerst
Costume design: Sophia Röpcke
Music & light design: Matthias Meppelink
Dramaturgy/production: Boris Brüderlin
Assistance production: Christiane Dankbar
Assistence: Mattia Meier
Graphic/illustration: Lukas Acton
Photography: Donata Ettlin

A production by Paraform in cooperation with Kaserne Basel, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich and PRAIRIE, the cooperation-project by Migros-Kulturprozent with innovative swiss dramagroups.

Kindly supported by:
Fachausschuss for Theater & Tanz Basel, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, GGG Basel, Futurum Stiftung and Jubiläumsstiftung of Basellandschaftlichen Kantonalbank