Photographer: Moon Saris, ©Saris&denEngelsman

Simone de Jong | Netherlands | Theatre


There is a cube. Is it a house?
There is sound. What’s happening inside?
A lid opens. Is there something inside?
What is inside? Who is inside?

‘Hermit’ is a non-verbal physical performance about a mini house and its shy inhabitant. He is not at home, but we do hear him.

Celebrating the joy of discovery, this is a gentle, funny and moving performance about being alone and coming home.

Recommended Performance
This is a 'Recommended Performance' which means that it has been identified as a suitable for groups with additional needs.

You can download an information pack on this performance here.

‘…a lovely theatrical treasure for all ages.’ Theaterkrant ★★★★★


Simone de Jong

Simone de Jong invents children’s performances and music theatre experiences for adults. Coming from music theatre and modern mime, Simone’s performances are about sound and imagination and are always addressing the senses in a secretive way. ‘Hermit’ has been shown in the Netherlands, Belgium, USA and China. Other performances for the same age are ‘Timtim’ (2019), Whispering city (2019), ‘Little whale’ (2017) and ‘Island’ (2015). Previously, Simone de Jong worked at a.o. Orkater as an actor. In July 2016 she published her children’s book ‘Het geheim van meneer Hartjes’.


Nun's Island Theatre

Accessibility: The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible.

Parking: There are car parks located on Mill Street and at Galway Cathedral. Both are a 4 minute walk from Nun's Island. The Mill Street car park is €2 per hour, and The Galway Cathedral car park is €5 per day. Both are open 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday.

Public Bus: Galway city bus route 414 stops on Dominick Street, a 4 minute walk to Nun's Island Theatre.

Walking: Nun's Island is located in Galway's West End and is a 7 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and an 8 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.