Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

"Break the brake and roll the wheels (...) roll on", that's how the evenings song begins to unfold. As soon as the handbrake is released, an unstoppable endless spinning begins. The spinning goes on and on, for an entire 45 minutes without stopping. This reality check, this experiment in perception doesn’t pretend to have spiritual ambitions, but it opens our eyes anyway, to the moment and to movement. A woman and two men whirl around their axis, smoke cigarettes, and play hypnotic rock with driving beats. The vocals are cryptic and could be about worshiping the unimaginable. The longer you watch them, the deeper you fall under the spell of what they do. The sound and the controlled unrestrained movements generate a pull that lingers until long after the end of the performance.

The famous Belgian performance artist Miet Warlop, who along with her two comrades-in-arms, devotes herself to this experiment on stage is the in-house director at the NT Gent. The artistic director at NT Gent is Milo Rau.

Conception + direction Miet Warlop Performance Joppe Tanghe, Miet Warlop, Wietse Tanghe Music Pieter Demeester, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop Lyrics Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester Technique & Production Thomas Vermaercke, Patrick Vanderhaegen Sound Engineering Bart Van Hoydonck Lighting Design Henri Emmanuel Doublier Costume Narolien Nuy Tour Planning Frans Brood Productions Production IRENE WOOL vzw, NT Gent Co-production Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent; HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin Support Vlaamse Overheid; Stad Gent; actoral. 17 Marseille

45 Min.
Suitable for ages 12 and up
25.– / 20.– / 15.-


  1. FRI 23.06
    Alte Reithalle Aarau
  2. SAT 24.06
    Alte Reithalle Aarau


In cooperation with KIFF Aarau

→ On June 16 and 17, the play AFTER ALL SPRINGVILLE by Miet Warlop can be seen at the Kurtheater in Baden as part of the figurati! festival. Info:

GWBHB Reinout Hiel 1
GWBHB Boris Bruegel