Grims Paper Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in Holland.
The theatre is settled in a former shophouse in the centre of the mediaeval city of Deventer. There are 15 seats.
Most of the performances are given by Frits Grimmelikhuizen with his own build theatres and his own handmade sceneries and figures.
He uses (self composed) electro-acoustic compositions as soundmotor for his pieces, and a small lighting computer for the light, But furtheron he prefers mostly handi work: cutting, pasting, colouring, moving.
preparations for "Violet" (2013)
Frits Grimmelikhuizen (1937 Utrecht NL) studied music and philosophy.
He performs Paper Theatre since 1976.
He was the first one in the paper theatre world, who made a performance without a story and without human figures. For his piece "Variations on Kandinsky" in 1995, he used electro-acoustic music and abstract figurations.
scene from "Kandinsky".
This performance can not be performed. After more then 2100 performances all over the world, it stopped in 2003.
Since then he never uses spoken text; all his pieces are quite abstract, but with a "hidden story" in it.
scene from "Violet"
a piece about colours and sounds. With a very beautifull soundtrack. A visitor said it was a "breathtaking dream".
He performs mostly for small groups of people (10 to 15) on request.
Available at this moment is "Violet".(See "Voorstellingen" for pictures)
Visitors described this play as "fascinating and impressive",
Incoming October and November 2018 there will be played a new piece, about the history of the city of Deventer. This year 2018 the city is celebrating 1250 years of existence. The story is in Dutch.
This performance is not exactly in a classical toy theatre, but before an open background, where continuously a new scene is build with cardboard figures, buildings etc.
The centre of the stage is formed by the bellTower of the big central church of Deventer.
More pictures and information under "" Voorstellingen", or by telephone:
00316 5762 3531.
Seatreservation is necessary