a music theaterproduction for everyone from 4 years on, based on The Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, published by Lemniscaat


Premiere February 10, 2019 Muziekgebouw Eindhoven


On an autumn day a black dog (Quibus) bumps into a foreign object. While he is submitting it to an investigation, suddenly it inflates itself in such way, Quibus is taken high up into airspace. And from that moment on everything is different, because with The red Umbrella one ends up in the strangest adventures. Then you'll learn to dance on the sheet of cloud, you'll get acquainted with hungry alligators, will take a reassuring look in the ocean, you'll swing on vines on a scorching island, and tap on the North Pole.

The lively music theaterproduction is based on the picture book The Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert. Meanwhile, for many people the little black dog has become a classic hero. The creators of The Umbrella have been taken by the red object in tow as well. Immerse yourself in the sonorous atmospheric music by Nicoline Soeter, the playful imaginative stage direction by Annechien Koerselman and the humorous texts by Floortje Schoevaarts and discover a world you did not know it was existing.

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Illustration © Ingrid en Dieter Schubert

Credits Cast & Crew

Trailer © Bowie Verschuuren


www.mestmag.nl, Iris van den Boezem,  november 28, 2019

Creativity and the ability to look beyond your own nose: that's what they learn from such a performance. And that will give them a lifetime of pleasure.

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Paraplu Album

 On the 05th of May 2020 the songs of the music theatreproduction The Umbrella were presented online:

1. Song of the Clouds

2. Savannah song

3. Crocodille song

4. Seal song

5. Junglesong

6. The it's cococococcold song

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So funny, beautiful, exciting, inspiring yesterday, the umbrella! ... It was great!
It's a very good performance for kids. Packed of creativity and "childknowledge"... I loved the way the show starts, Quibus sleeping on the floor and then this expressive "dialogue" between him and the "cello". You know, these moments have such a huge appeal to the imagination of children.
Your set was "fantasy activating" too! In this time when things are often so "pre-chewed" and as a consequence it lacks of room to let own the imagination fill in the empty spots ......
What fun that the musicians not only played the musicc but also sang and spoke or involved the audience. in this way, it became a very lively performance!
I found the music exciting and expressive, and very free. Of course, it was a fantastic idea from you to reguarly involve us by means of making percussion and soundscapes ...
The perfect combination for two different children. The one especially liked to participate. And the other one was primarily predicting the story (because we just read the book in advance) and discover what one can make out of umbrellas. Not to forget as well, also a joy for adults to watch and listen to.
Now I go home tinkering with umbrellas, I believe.

Teaser © Bowie Verschuuren

Photos De Paraplu © Jan Hordijk

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