(c) Kurt Van der Elst

The Butcher

LOD / Gorges Ocloo
The angel did not come
Wed 27 Oct - Sat 17 Dec
27 Oct
17 Dec

A creation by LOD-artist Gorges Ocloo, with actor Josse De Pauw on stage and musical execution by Toon Callier & Bertel Schollaert. 

""The Butcher" serves Flemish stew that makes you,(...) ,ruminate for several days" - Etcetera

"De Pauw plays the butcher ready to defend Flanders in this swinging musical theatre with images of biblical proportions" - De Standaard

It's the year 2070, a century after the first Belgian state reformation. Belgium no longer exists. After 4 years of war, Flanders has become independent. A horrendous battle, after which the sky never turned blue again. The families of the Polish construction workers and cleaning ladies who used to work there, now control the country with technologies they secretly built inside the Flemish houses. In the midst of all this, a butcher - the last one in town- and his disabled black son are trying to survive.

LOD-artist Gorges Ocloo writes, directs, composes and plays in The Butcher together with actor Josse De Pauw. Toon Callier & Bertel Schollaert provide live music. 


concept, direction, text, performance & composition Gorges Ocloo text & performance Josse De Pauw soprano (recording) Astrid Stockman musical execution Toon Callier & Bertel Schollaert dramaturgy Bart Capelle composition advice Joris Minten decor Giovani Vanhoenacker, Dirk De Haes & De Muur costumes Freya Proost children's choir Kapinga Gysels men's choir Joris Minten & Tom Olaerts drawing intro Paul Contryn light Pino Etz sound Wout Clarysse technics Jamy Hollebeke Flemish radio Sofie Decleir Polish radio Ryszard Turbiasz mask Nathalie Gybels children's voice Pien Callier text fragment from Frygt og Baeven by Kierkegaard production manager Eva De Wolf production LOD muziektheater with thanks to Erik Bogaerts & Ruben Bongaerts with the support of the TAX Shelter measure by the Belgian federal gouvernment tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter