Je kind lijkt stommer op een brommer

Welcome to the world of childish fathers, teenagers in a midlife crisis and mothers living a second childhood. Get to know children who know better than their parents who seem to have lost their way. With two generations passionately racing between the past, now and later. Between high expectations and deep disappointments. Between being young and becoming an adult.

Seven young people play together with their father or mother in a theater performance that zooms in on the most ordinary and special relationship that everyone knows: that between parents and children.

This production is made possible by Gemeente Leeuwarden and the Provinsje Fryslân, Leeuwarder Ondernemers Fonds, Boelstra Olivier foundation and Het Nieuwe Stads Weeshuis.


Leeuwarden – Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
Wednesday November 2 20.30 (try-out)
Thurday November 3 20.30 (premiere)
Friday November 4 20.30
Saturday November 5 20.30
Monday November 7 20.30 (extra performance)

Heerenveen – Posthuistheater
Tuesday November 8 19.30

Franeker – Theater de Koornbeurs
Wednesday November 9 20.15

Drachten – Schouwburg De Lawei
Tuesday November 15 19.30

Sneek – Theater Sneek
Tuesday January 17 19.30

Groningen – Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Tuesday January 31 19.30

Amsterdam – Het Compagnietheater
Tuesday February 14 20.30

(At the box office tickets cost €1.50 more)

Tickets are available through the theaters

Who’s participating?

Text and directed by Aukje Schaafsma
Actors Fébe Pillen en Inge Exel, Ronald Kalter en Janke kalter, Roelof Meijer en Nico Meijer, Maas Muhren en Jef Muhren, Elise Smit en Siart Smit, Sybren van der Velde en Jannes van der Velde, Luna Wismeijer en Adrie Verduin
Set design Marlies Schot
Costuming Josefine Smid
Music Rene Thie

Technical design and support Koos de Vries, Remko Smids
Director’s assistent Rianne Hoogeveen
Directing advice Karel Hermans

Vocal training Akkemei van der Veen
Marketing and publicity Hester Berkelmans, Jelma Dekker
production by Coco de Haas

Office Henny Postma
Education Karlijn Benthem, Jantien Kurpershoek
artistic and bussiness direction by Hilde Mulder
Photography Wij zijn Kees
Graphic design Rob van Hoesel


“The abrasive, sweet, rotten blood bond.” The Leeuwarder Courant visited the rehearsals and interviewed director Aukje Schaafsma and four players from Je kind lijkt stommer op een brommer. Read the full article here.

“I am very proud of my mother, I have really seen her grow in acting” The Friesch Dagblad interviewed Aukje Schaafsma and two actors from the performance. Click here for the full article.

Beautiful mirror parent and child

The Friesch Dagblad was also present at our performance. “The enormous variety makes it pleasant to relax at Meeuw and the expression life is a bitch is entertainingly confirmed.”

Considered and weighed

“What talent among these young actors and their parents. The latter will probably return to their desks and offices after this tour, but things are different for the group of young actors. The world is at their feet. Everything is still possible. What a luck”.

The Leeuwarder Courant was at the premiere and gave our performance ****!