Photographer: Laura Luca

Theatergroep Kwatta | Netherlands | Theatre


What happens when birds of different feathers flock together? Do they communicate? Do they understand each other? Do they think the other one is an odd bird, and push it out of their nest? Or, do they share their dreams and make room for each other?

‘Jabberbabble’ is a show about four birds and one nest. Nobody understands their jibber jabber lingo. But what if we don’t speak the same language, but still manage to understand each other? Maybe, before long, we won’t be strangers anymore.

Some birds build a nest and choose to stay in it forever. Others are restless and fly back and forth. In summer they are here, in winter they go elsewhere. There are ne’er-do-wells, wanderers, worriers, fortune-seekers and wildlings.

Gree Goedeli…!
Grau Good goo…!
Gree Bon bon…!
Grau Mornay!

The show is entirely sung, as it should be with birds!

“All equal in brilliant, nonsensical youth opera” – Theaterkrant
‘With his libretto for Jabber from Theatergroep Kwatta, language virtuoso Jibbe Willems doesn’t only search for the boundaries of our language area, he skilfully jumps over it.’ – The Jury


Theatergroep Kwatta

Josee Hussaarts is the artistic manager of Theatergroep Kwatta, a Dutch professional company making work for children whose all-embracing theatre attracts a worldwide audience. Kwatta encourages its young viewers to discover their own greatness and stirs adults to rediscover their inner child.


An Taibhdhearc

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Parking: Q-Park Eyre Square is a large car park located in the nearby Eyre Square Shopping Centre. Q-Park Eyre Square is open 24 hours every day and charges €2.50 per hour. It is a 3 minute walk to An Taibhdhearc.

Public Bus: An Taibhdhearc is a 6 minute walk from from all bus stops in Eyre Square.

Walking: An Taibhdhearc is a 7 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 6 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.