het Theater Festival

“In just under an hour and a half they playfully, romantically and absurdly interpret how Pierre, Andrei, Natasha, Dolochov and all those other characters from the book struggle with life. Like little children with a costume box, but intelligent and with a tingling text.”


“Florian Myjer and Kim Karssen translate Tolstoy's War and Peace to the stage in an extremely successful way.”

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Oorlog en Vrede

Florian Myjer & Kim Karssen / Frascati Producties

After the successful Bloomsbury, Florian Myjer and Kim Karssen climb the Mount Everest of the world literature: War and Peace by Tolstoy. This will not be an ordinary adaptation of a novel, but a personal, explosive, megalomaniacal evening. Tolstoy’s characters live big and compelling. In freezing Russian winters, the family fortune is squandered, man dies far too young and far too gruesome, hearts are broken again and again, all this against the backdrop of Napoleon’s expedition against Russia. The contrast with the Netherlands today cannot be greater: we live relatively safely, longingly and fearfully. The petit-bourgeois mentality runs through our veins. With Tolstoy’s magnum opus we immerse ourselves in the essential existential question: How should we live?

by &with Florian Myjer & Kim Karssen | final direction Timothy de Gilde | costumes
Hanne Pierrot | sound design Jelle Hoekstra | decor Joey Schrauwen | thanks to De Warme Winkel | campaign image Lonneke van der Palen | lighting design Barbara de Beer | production Frascati Productions
Grote Zaal
€16 (basic price) / €14 (65+/-26/pro) / €10 (-18)
duration: 85 min.
language: NL spoken


Florian Myjer (Netherlands, 1992) is a unique voice in the performance landscape. With rich language and strong images he builds subtle representations in which civilization and beauty fight for precedence with hardness and the mire of the human soul. In the summer of 2017, Florian Myjer graduated from the performance training at the Maastricht Theater Academy with the acclaimed Bloomsbury, which he made with Kim Karssen about the ideas of the Bloomsbury Group. At Frascati Productions he made the overwhelming solo Oliver, after a successful tour he was awarded the TAZ De Grote Post Residentieprijs 2017. After this he made Regina Rex, nominated for the BNG Bank Theater Prize in 2018. 

Kim Karssen (Netherlands, 1996), theater maker and actress graduated in 2018 from the performance training at the Maastricht Theater Academy. In addition to Bloomsbury, Kim and Florian previously made ORGANZA or some sort of genocide (with Scott Robin Jun). Kim is also a performer at De Warme Winkel.