Brigitte Nijman and Ellen Evers will play the mother roles in Ciske de Rat – the Musical. Ellen takes on the role of Mother Vrijmoeth, Ciske’s mother. Brigitte will appear in the role of Tante Jans, his stepmother. “We are very happy that Brigitte Nijman and Ellen Evers will be playing these striking women in this completely new version of this musical. With her beautiful voice, Brigitte is a dreamed Aunt Jans, and I am convinced that with her experience in many beautiful roles, craftsman Ellen Evers will create an impressive Mother Vrijmoeth. I look forward to seeing them on stage next to Danny de Munk! ”Said Albert Verlinde.
Brigitte: “The role of Tante Jans was definitely on my wish list! Ciske de Rat is such a beautiful, moving, and originally Dutch story that I really wanted to be part of the cast. Aunt Jans is a warm woman, and she has a special bond with Ciske. I am really looking forward to playing the part. ”
Ellen: “I think it’s great that I can play Mother Vrijmoth. She is quite a complicated lady, and she is far from me, but that makes it all the more fun to play the part. Moreover, Ciske de Rat is a real Amsterdam story, which makes it extra special for me as a born Amsterdam resident to be in this performance! ”.
Ciske de Rat – the Musical can be seen for four months from November 2016 in the DeLaMar Theater in the heart of Amsterdam and then tours the largest theaters in the Netherlands. It was previously announced that Danny de Munk would play the role of Cis de Man. Ticket sales for the performances in the DeLaMar Theater have now started.
Brigitte started her career in the theater group ‘Jeans’ and has appeared in various musicals such as The Sound of Music, Evita, Grease, Can you tell me the way to Hamelin, Grace, and Pietje Bell. She played the young Willeke Alberti in his jubilee show Gold and was heard as a soloist in theater concerts such as Musicals to the Max, Songfestival in Concert, and A Tribute to the Bee Gees. With Laura Vlasblom, she made her own theater performance Haar.
Ellen also started her career with ‘Jeans’ and then played roles in musicals like Cats, Miss Saigon, Chicago, 3 Musketeers, Mamma Mia! , Turks Fruit, Cabaret, The Full Monty, and The Sound Of Music. As a soloist, she has appeared in various theater programs, including Telkens Weer Het Dorp, Liedjes van Toon, The World Goes Round, and her solo programs Van Eva Tot Evers and Ellen, Finally Solo.
Ciske de Rat – the Musical
Ciske de Rat – the Musical is based on the trilogy of Piet Bakker and tells the famous story of the Amsterdam street cafe Ciske. In the musical, in addition to the filmed story of little Ciske, the story of the adult Cis de Man is also told.
Ciske de Rat is an original Dutch musical. The music was written by composer Henny Vrienten (Doe Maar). Script and lyrics are written by André Breeland, who, together with Maurice Wijnen, is also responsible for editing the trilogy. Paul Eenens, previously responsible for the original production, is developing a completely new direction. Daan Wijnands is responsible for the also new choreography.