Anonymous Society

Was conceived in 1998, and went through further workshopping and was premiered in Oostende, Belgium in the summer of 1999. Further engagements included the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it became the surprise hit of the summer, spurring a successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 1999 – 2000.

Conceived with Andrew Wale and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and based upon songs of Jacques Brel, it received high critical and public acclaim for it’s original and inventive theatricality and musicanship. The Scottish and English Casts were: Andrew Wale, Perrin Manzer Allen, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Betty Vermeulen, Katrine Lunde, Mich van Hautem, Tom Zahner, Frederick Caelen, Gianni di Leo and Maaike Schuurmanns.

After „killing off’ the ghost of Brel, the performers – five singing actors, a mute dancer, an accordianist, and a pianist/singer - use his songs to tell their own stories, in an attempt to get out of the purgatory they have been whiling away in.

MP3: "When we only have love" and "The Next" recording live in London, Jan. 2000