Agenda & tickets

Horror (anniversary edition)

A breathtaking nightmare on stage

  • Mon 9 Dec 2024
    Horror (anniversary edition)
    Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen , 14.30 uur

performance for educational purposes

A deserted mansion. A young woman returns to the place of her bleak childhood. No longer able to suppress memories of her cruel parents and strange sister, she is forced to confront the past and some terrible truths.

With Horror, Ahlbom created a magical world that is not often seen in theater. The challenge he faced was to remake the cinematic effects of horror movies in a live theater experience. Ahlbom wants to show the audience how ‘delicious’ horror can be.

Since its premiere in 2014, the performance has been an international hit with over 200,000 visitors worldwide. Now, this audience favorite is returning for a Dutch anniversary tour!

Jakop Ahlbom has been fascinated by horror movies from an early age. “As a teenager I devoured all horror movies I could find. I loved the absurd fantasy, the special effects, the extremity of the events, the dark unknown and the adrenaline rush. In addition, I was intrigued by the black humor in the films, the slapstick used and the surreal imagination that is both fascinating and terrifying.”


  • “dark, horrifying, filthy, comical and absurd, and very well played"
    ★★★★ Het Parool 
  • “A performance in the best Ahlbom tradition"V
    ★★★★ Volkskrant 
  • “visceral theatre of the imagination to fire up the brutal, remote corners of our lizard brain and explode the ancient chambers of the wondering heart”
    Sydney Arts Guide
  • "ingenously tribute to horror cinema, where anything can happen"
    ★★★★★ The Stage
  • “a razor-sharp delight"
    ★★★★ The Observer


  • Director
    Jakop Ahlbom

    Judith Wendel

    Luc van Esch, Yannick Greweldinger, Judith Hazeleger, Silke Hundertmark, Gwen Langenberg, Sofieke de Kater, Thomas van Ouwerkerk, Reinier Schimmel

    Douwe Hibma, Jakop Ahlbom, Remco Gianotten (assistent)

  • Music design
    Wim Conradi m.m.v. Bauke Moerman

    Costume design
    Esmée Thomassen, Kyra Wessel (assistent)

    Special props and make-up
    Rob’s pro-shop, Erik Hillenbrink

    Make-up & hair work
    Nienke Algra

    Lightning design
    Yuri Schreuders

    Allard Vonk, Arend van Gog, Hessel Hilgersom, Michel van der Weijden, Simon Klein, Steffie de Haan, Zico Out

    Peter Poel

    Bookings Netherlands
    Senf Theaterpartners

  • Managing director
    Marc Pil

    Sarah Faye van der Ploeg, Ingeborg Tenk (assistent)

    Laura Liefting

    Jolijn van Panhuis

    Content Marketing
    Suzie Hagens

    Studio MINSK

    Scene photography
    Sanne Peper, Klaudyna Schubert, Prudence Upton

    Poster image
    Studio MINSK

  • Thanks to
    Alles voor de Kunsten, Caroline Bleeker, Danae Bos, Hans Brouwer, Jan Doense, Janko Duinker, Productiecollectief/Janneke den Engelsen, Marinke Eijgenraam, Anna Gehlin, Christel Gouweleeuw, Durk Hibma, Anil Jagdewsing, Klaus Jürgens, Vito van Lent, Emmalot Morel, Pien Roeland, Monique van Schendelen, Niek Snel, Michiel Slee, David Tim, Tessa Verbei, Roelof Vossebeld, Freek Wieringa, Woedy Woet, Isa Wendel, Noa Wendel

    In memory of
    Anil Jagdewsing, Remco Gianotten

    Financially made possible by
    Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Amsterdam, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSB Fonds en more than 60 private benefactors