The queen has vanished
The queen has vanished
The king refuses to come outside,
his garden is a shambles.
Everything has left him,
even the echo in the valley.
This is the story of the kingdom where fate has struck.
The queen has vanished.
The king is grieving.
The jesters have fled the kingdom.
The princess is waiting for the thaw to set in.
Where are the prince’s fingertips
when your heart is frozen?
A tender story about great sadness,
and the hope that this too shall pass;
about snow and about sunshine.
A visually evocative, musical tale by actress/musician Anna Vercammen, her music companion Joeri Cnapelinckx and illustrator Sabien Clement.
With its theatrical musicality The Queen Has Vanished is the sort of production that uncovers that tiny bit of hope when you have started telling yourself that: ’All is lost’, yet dare to believe that, maybe ‘All will be fine in the end’.
(...) theater maker Anna Vercammen delivers a beautiful showpiece. The whole performance she hovers perfectly between tragedy and comfort, between drama and humor. (...) There is so much happening on stage, also by the tremendous presence of Anna Vercammen, that you might forget to look at the beautiful live drawings by illustrator Sabien Clement, sitting in a corner of the stage.
DE STANDAARD, Eva Berghmans
Princess Anna begins her story at the beginning of the end, how her mother slowly became colorless and brittle until she dissolved. How that loss came - by illness, death or divorce - is left to the imagination of the public, which is pulled into the wonderful live drawings by illustrator Sabien Clement. In a sober color range of red, black and white, dreamy evocative images appear on a big screen, images in which man and nature merge together like a meandering grieving process.
DE MORGEN, Liv Laveyne
TEXT: Anna Vercammen
CREATION AND PLAY: Anna Vercammen, Joeri Cnapelinckx
MUSIC: Joeri Cnapelinckx
MUSICIANS: Eva Vermeiren & Joop Pareyn
ILLUSTRATIONS: Sabien Clement
PLAY ADVICE: Raven Ruëll
COSTUMES: Frouke Van Gheluwe
LIGHT: Jeroen Doise
SOUND: Korneel Moreaux
TECHNIQUE: Jeroen Doise, Korneel Moreaux, Sebastien Van Huffel
Anna Vercammen plays in the musical show Gebroken Dromen(Broken Dreams / KOPERGIETERY and Mambocito Mio). She has performed with various Flemish companies and, together with Joeri Cnapelinckx, she runs the small-scale, absurd music project ‘De Anale Fase’ (The Anal Stage).
Joeri Cnapelinckx is a musician. He set up music group Kawada, which has since been renamed Sunday Bell Ringers. He regularly takes part in theatre/dance projects.
Sabien Clement is an illustrator, famous for a few remarkable, awarded youngsters’/children’s books such as Linus (Mieke Versyp, Pieter Gaudesaboos, winner of the Gouden Uil literary prize 2008) and Mijn oma is van peperkoek (My Granny is a Ginger Cake) (Evelien De Vlieger, winner of the Boekenpluim illustrator’s prize 2013).