The stage is transformed into a studio where a documentary reenactment of the Dutroux affair is being filmed live and in full view.

An equivocal, somewhat troubled coach is responsible for casting the Flemish children chosen to play all the characters in the case—victims, parents, police officers and other people linked to the events.
After questioning them about their tastes and identity, he is also the one who introduces them to acting and directs them in front of the camera throughout the performance.
Apart from providing details about the crimes, from the murderer’s childhood in Burundi, at the height of the Congo
Crisis, to the funeral of his last victim, Swiss director, Milo Rau, who specialises in thorny, subversive dramatic investigations, explores the history of Belgium from the 1960s onwards.
Far from being put off by the serious subject matter, and despite showing it all due respect, this production and its budding actors do not refrain from some essential moments of comic relief and several upbeat musical numbers.



Milo Rau's portrait

"With Five Easy Pieces, the IIPM (International Institute of Political Murder) subjects its aesthetic appreciation of realism and brutality to a theatre study."

Milo Rau about the background to Five Easy Pieces



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  • Saturday
  • Sunday


  • Concept, text & direction

    Milo Rau

    Text & performance

    Rachel Dedain, Maurice Leerman, Pepijn Loobuyck, Willem Loobuyck, Polly Persyn, Peter Seynaeve, Elle Liza Tayou & Winne Vanacker

    Performance film

    Sara De Bosschere, Pieter-Jan De Wyngaert, Johan Leysen, Peter Seynaeve, Jan Steen, Ans Van den Eede,  Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse


    Stefan Bläske

    Direction assistant & performance coach

    Peter Seynaeve


    Mirjam Knapp & Dries Douibi

    Set & costume design

    Anton Lukas

    Video & sound design

    Sam Verhaert

    Child care & production assistant

    Ted Oonk

    Music coach

    Herlinde Ghekiere

    Voice articulation coach

    Françoise Vanhecke

    Realisation scenography

    Ian Kesteleyn

    French translation
    Isabelle Grynberg

  • Technical
    Piet Depoortere & Bram Geldhof

    Second camera

    Alexander Van Waes

    Sound video

    Henk Rabau

    Production management

    Wim Clapdorp, Mascha Euchner-Martinez & Eva-Karen Tittmann

    Tour management

    Leen De Broe

    Sales management

    Marijke Vandersmissen




    Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels 2016, Münchner Kammerspiele, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), SICK! Festival UK, Sophiensaele Berlin & Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création executive.

    CAMPO is supported by the Flemish Government, The Province of East Flanders & The City of Ghent.

    © Phile Deprez

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