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

Idea, Singing & Acting Klaartje van Veldhoven (soprano)

Accordion & Acting Renée Bekkers (Toeac) / Pieternel Berkers

Cello & Acting Susanne Rosmolen

Percussion & Acting Jeroen Geevers


Authors The Umbrella Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, published by Lemniscaat

Idea & Composition Nicoline Soeter

Stage direction & Script Annechien Koerselman

Dialogues & Lyrics Floortje Schoevaarts

Set- & Costumedesign Calle de Hoog

Lightdesign Nico Kraeima

Technics Tineke Knoester

Production Renée Bekkers ism Annechien Koerselman

Sale Klaartje van Veldhoven & Toeac

Graphical design Pauline Scheel, Studio Spuk

Organisation Stichting Accordion for Art, Gemert




Tilburg Theaters Tilburg May 03, 2020 - canceled due to COVID 19

Amsterdam Laterna Magica May 10, 2020 10.00 & 11.30h

Geldrop Hofdael September 07, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Geldrop Hofdael September 10, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Geldrop Hofdael September 11, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Geldrop Hofdael September 14, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Oudenbosch October 26, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Oudenbosch October 28, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Oudenbosch October 29, 2020 10.00 & 13.00h song parade

Geldrop Hofdael november 02, 2020 10.30 & 13.00uur song parade


Geldermalsen Theater de Pluk Feburary 08, 2019 Try out

Eindhoven Muziekgebouw February 09, 2019 Try out

Eindhoven Muziekgebouw February 10, 2019 14.15h premiere

Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal February 17, 2019 14.30h

Amsterdam CC Amstel February 27, 2019 11.00 & 15.00h

Haarlem Philharmonie March 03, 2019 14.30h

Haarlem Philharmonie March 04, 2019 10.00 & 14.00h

Den Haag De Nieuwe  Regentes March 06, 2019

Utrecht TivoliVredenburg March 10, 2019 14.30h

Rotterdam NMF April 07, 2019 11.00, 12.30h

Oranjewoud Oranjewoudfestival May 31, 2019

Leeuwarden City Proms Festival June 30, 2019

Amsterdam OBA Javaplein July 18, 2019 11.00h Zomertheatertoer

Amsterdam OBA Staatsliedenbuurt July 18, 2019 15.00h Zomertheatertoer

Den Bosch Verkadefabriek November 10, 2019  13.00 & 15.00h November Music

Den Bosch Verkadefabriek November 11, 2019 10.00 & 12.30h

Den Bosch Verkadefabriek November 12, 2019 10.00 & 12.30h

Amsterdam Noorderkerk November 30, 2019


More information: https://de-paraplu.jimdosite.com

The Umbrella is made possible by the Fonds Podiumkunsten and the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst

Photos De Paraplu © Jan Hordijk

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