Agenda & tickets


A turbo-slapstick performance

After the international success of Horror and Lebensraum, Jakop Ahlbom Company presents Knock-Out. This physical comedy about greed and stinginess, inspired by the Coen Brothers and Jackie Chan films, is a coproduction with ISH Dance Collective and DeLaMar Theater.

The clumsy and naive Larry and his unhappy wife are kidnapped. His very wealthy father receives a request for ransom – if he pays, the couple will be released. While they are waiting for the ransom, some unwelcome guests arrive at the door. The confusion grows and everyone starts fighting with everyone, in an ultimate attempt to keep the money safe.

In Knock-Out, the physical scenes are tumbling over each other as in a rollercoaster. The performance is filled with spectacular acrobatics and visual effects. All physical limits are stretched in Knock-Out. People are dangling in the air for too long, and they are squashed against a wall after which they continue to fight as if nothing has happened. And then there is also a mysterious cowboy with his guitar.

  • “Action theatre ‘Knock-out’ really hits it off”
    ★★★★★ De Telegraaf
  • “The performers are physically driven to unknown heights”
    ★★★★★ de Volkskrant
  • “Extravagant ode to the classic action movies”
    Het Parool
  • "A masterly mix of dance and martial arts"
  • "A fight like never been seen before"
    ★★★ NRC

Agenda Knock-Out

  • Director
    Jakop Ahlbom

    Marco Gerris

    Judith Wendel

    Lisa Groothof, Patrick Karijowidjojo, Leonard Lucieer, Tyrone Menig, Arnold Put, Bodine Sutorius, Luuk Weers

  • Music and sound
    Leonard Lucieer, Wim Conradi

    Set design
    Thomas Rupert

    Light design
    Marc Heinz

    Costume design
    Esmée Thomassen

  • Costumes
    Martijn Kramp, Kyra Vivian Wessel, Dan Majdub

    Head of production Jakop Ahlbom Company
    Sarah Faye van der Ploeg

    Head of technical department  Jakop Ahlbom Company
    Tom Vollebregt


  • Crew 
    Ray Elderman, Floriaan Egbers, Arend van Gog, Steffie de Haan, Hessel Hilgersom, Daan Stigter, Allard Vonk, Michel van der Weijden, Sanne Fransen, Zico Out

    Jay McLovin

    Special thanks to
    Boaz van der Ban, Casper Verberg, Joppe Conradi

    With financial support from
    Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst