HET NIEUWSTEDELIJK

Last Call Adriaan Van Aken

A teenage girl runs away from home to the city. Nobody notices, but is there actually someone looking out for her? Belgium’s foremost graphic novel artist, Philip Parquet, and playwright/director Adriaan Van Aken’s urban adult comic book is brought vividly to life, fusing together live voices, dynamic video, projection, sound and music into a thrilling after-dark fantasia of theatre and art.

april 2016
Tielt Theater Malpertuis
mei 2016
Antwerpen Theater Zuidpool
augustus 2016
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Summerhall - Fringe Festival
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credits

Adriaan Van Aken text, concept, director
Philip Paquet drawings
Joris Caluwaerts Music
Sara Vertongen play, translation
Inne Eysermans title song
Kristof Van Perre en Adriaan Van Akenvideo editing and FX
Geert De Vleesschauwer video, light design
Thomas Verachtert light design
Tom Buys Sound

At Edinburgh Fringe LAST CALL is presented by HET NIEUWSTEDELIJK, BIG IN BELGIUM, RICHARD JORDAN, THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH

What it looks like

Last Call is the English version of Dansen Drinken Betalen – (almost) The Movie. It is in fact almost a movie. But it's also a lot more than that. Playwright and theater director Adriaan Van Aken and graphic artist Philip Paquet transformed their new comic book into a dynamic video projection for the big screen. Live on stage, actress Sara Vertongen and keyboard miracle Joris Caluwaerts (well known Belgian pop bands Zita Swoon, Stuff, Magnus,...), add voices, sounds and music to the graphic story. Result? The most vivid and at the same time most comfortable reading of a comic book that you could ever wish for

Dischord: a podcast (with Adriaan Van Aken)

About Adriaan Van Aken

Adriaan Van Aken (1973) is the most hybrid theatre maker of the company. He combines text and music with audio and video techniques. Apart from theatre, he also makes audio plays and comic books, mostly with a theatrical twist or ways to make a live experience out of it. It's not so much theatre that he likes. He loves 'the stage' in general. That's why his work can also be seen in music clubs, libraries or hybrid arts festivals.

Picture: Adriaan Van Aken & Sara Vertongen (by Maarten Devillé)

 

Trailer

Pictures

Big in Belgium

Comic book experience on stage

Dansen Drinken Betalen is the title of the third comic book that Adriaan Van Aken has made with illustrator Philip Paquet. It's the third album that contains a CD. In the first two albums, the CD contained music to go along with the graphic story, following the reader's reading pace. In their latest album the comic book only gives the reader the images, while text and music are on the CD in the back. The audio play can also be enjoyed without the book. But when you combine both, you see and experience the most. Dansen Drinken Betalen - (almost) The Movie, now translated into Last Call, is the live version of this graphic novel + CD. The images are projected on a big screen in a nice and dynamic way while music and voices are performed live. We call it 'almost a movie' - it even has (James Bond-wise) a classic 'theme song' by Inne Eysermans (well known Belgian pop band Amatorski) to go with it - but of course the live experience makes it a lot more just a movie. In 2017/2018 Van Aken, Paquet and musician Joris Caluwaerts will be working on a new, completely digital audio-based comic book, that will go by the name of First Contact. It's an application for iPad and other tablets. Viewers will be able to watch the book as a video or to experience it chapter by chapter in an interactive way. The live version will be ready in december 2017.

Last Call on Itunes

You can read, listen and enjoy the Dutch version of Last Call on itunes. Do it. Just to get an idea of the feel. We bet you like it.  Go there now 

 

 

The comic book

Portraits