Bart Grietens

De vrouw die de honden te eten gaf

Het Zuidelijk Toneel
Thu 29 Sep ’22 - Fri 30 Sep ’22
Thu 29 Sep ’22
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Fri 30 Sep ’22

It is one of the most heinous crimes in our collective memory: the Dutroux case. Michelle Martin became Belgium's most hated woman after allowing two children to starve and die in a basement. What motivated this woman who might have done something to do nothing?

Theater adaptation based on the controversial book De vrouw die de honden eten gaf by Kristien Hemmerechts. A character sketch of an apathetic woman who, after a traumatic childhood, nevertheless became a mother of three children, by a man named Dutroux.

Theo d'or and Golden Calf winner Marie-Louise Stheins was immediately fascinated by Hemmerechts' novel and wanted to bring it to the stage. Director Julie van den Berghe dared to take on the challenge.

  • Premiere September 30