Wilde Lea


A mad spectacle, an exaggerated mix of tear-jerkers, soundmix and playback shows… in short the sad ingredients of the Flemish 'chippy'-culture. Based on a play of 1895 by the Flemish playwright Nestor De Tičre, Wild Lea can be characterised as a parochial parade of celebrities showing the mediocrity of our existence.
Bad taste rules in Wild Lea with its series of schmalzy pop songs and corny. The play launches an attack against the degeneration of our society and its foolishness… a grotesque blow-up of the artless world of Flemish media. Schmalzy pop songs are exemplary of this performance: attractive because one is able to sing along with it, but also reprehensible because of its stupid contents.