Welcome to the most boring show in history: an actor who never gets to perform and a security guard who just hopes nothing will occur.
Originally created in the Netherlands by highly acclaimed, maverick theatre-makers Theater Artemis, The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens is one of the most popular family shows performed in Europe. This incredibly surreal, deliciously funny, absurdist show has become part of the Dutch theatre canon and is now being recreated with a British cast and performed for the first time in the UK, in this co-production with the Unicorn Theatre.
Created and directed by Jetse Batelaan (winner of the prestigious Silver Lion Award for Theatre 2019 from the Theatre Biennale in Venice) and featuring UK performers Nigel Barrett and Riad L Richie, The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens has been described as being about nothing and everything at the same time.
In a world where increasingly nothing seems to make sense, step inside, take a seat and realise you are not alone in this carefully crafted, absurdist masterpiece of hope, humour and failure.
The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens follows Artemis’s earlier success at the Unicorn with their playful and mischievous The Man Who Knows It All.
Age guide: 6 – 10 / Duration: Approx 1 hr. The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens is at The Unicorn Theatre 21st March to 28th April 2019.