A spectacular nightmare that you will leave you breathless

11 to 13 october 2019

‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown’ (H.P. Lovecraft)

“Horror” reflects on the nature of the fears harboured by human beings, so fearful of losing what makes them feel protected. In this play, which is very much a tribute to the films beloved by Jakop Ahlbom, such as The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick, Rosemary’s Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski, Or Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) by Wes Craven, we will be transported to a terrifying and magical world, where audiences cannot help engaging with the characters, and will want to shout and laugh.

Born in 1971, the Swedish artist Jakop Ahlbom moved to Holland in the 90s to study Mime at the Amsterdam Academy of the Arts. Over the past decade, Ahlbom has developed his own theatrical trademark, combining theatre, mime, dance, music and the world of illusions. His company stands out for its ability to create productions with a powerful visual language, spectacular effects and a wonderfully wicked sense of humour.

Age: 14 years+. Show without words. Includes the use of strobe lights

The team

Created and directed by: Jakop Ahlbom

Jakop Ahlbom Company cast: Luc van Esch, Yannick Greweldinger, Judith Hazeleger, Silke Hundertmark, Sofieke de Kater, Gwen Langenberg, Maurits van den Berg, Reinier Schimmel

Playwright: Judith Wendel

Music: Wim Conradi, Bauke Moerman

Stage design: Douwe Hibma, Jakop Ahlbom

Staging assistant: Remco Gianotten

Lighting: Yuri Schreuders

Wardrobe: Esmée Thomassen

Production: Jakop Ahlbom Company


11 & 12 – 7:30pm

13 – 7:00pm


From €2 to €32 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: maximum 25% discount.
Groups, young people, over 65s, job seekers, large families, people with a disability of more than 33%, and theatre professionals: 20% discount.
Last minute discount (for the above groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50% discount.
Last minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% discount.
Wheelchair users: 50% discount (seated in a proscenium box with a companion)


80 minutes