Hieperdepiep… Amboula! is a sensitive and funny family show about a man who is all by himself, looking for friends to celebrate his birthday with.
Hooray! It’s your birthday! But you are all alone. So you are looking for friends who can help you have an unforgettable party. But how does that work when you are a new arrival to a country? How do you deal with this?
‘Amboula’ is Tunesian for balloon. A balloon is festive but fragile. Achref is new to the Netherlands. For this show he tried to find out how you can make friends. It helps if you make a lot of jokes. You don’t need to understand each other to have a fun party. Just like at the Cafe Theater Festival in Utrecht, where Achref didn’t speak in the entire show but he still won the first prize of the festival.
Duration: 45 minutes
Language No Problem: parts of this performance contain Dutch language.
Achref Adhadhi often presents serieus subjects in a light, humurous way. A few years ago, he moved from Tunesia to the Netherlands for love. He studied with Likemands and DOX and started theatergroup YALLA YALLA as a way of creative expression during his integration. With the first version of Amboula, Achref won the award of audience favorite at the Café Theater Festival in Utrecht (2017). With his solo Amaan, he won the prize for Best Physical Actor at the Go!Go!Go! Festival 2018.
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By: YALLA YALLA
Director: Rutger Buiter
Performers: Achref Adhadhi
Photos: Tessa van Zaanen