The Hero

As you may already know…..You can buy everything in the shop of the Grasshopper.

On this very day, that I tell you this story, the little shy mouse entered the shop and asked impulsively if he can buy an adventure, preferably with a good ending.

The grin on the face of the grasshopper widened when he heard the request of the mouse. Today is a good day to play a joke with someone, he thought.

„Come on you little big ear“, he said. „I’ve just the adventure you like“. „Its behind this door…“

And the little mouse sets off for a most scary and challenging adventure. Is it possible for him to slay his dragon? Will he survive and end the day with drinking a cup of tea with the Grasshopper?

Maybe… It depends …..All stories are written in the stars and I don’t know there outcome before hand.


Jaap Slagman plays, tells, dances, sings, fights in his and with his stories.  Being in the now he gives you a fresh and crispy moment where everything has the possibility to be alive and radiant. In his vision of theatre and play there are no boundaries in creativity as long as he can enjoy and shine the light on that what is!

technical details:

sets: 2x 40-
audience: all ages

language: German, Englisch, Dutch
space: 5x5 meters
power supply: 220 v

A reaction of a member of the audience on the At.tension Theaterfestival in Lärz:


 "Message: Hello Jaap,

thank you for the heart-warming performance at the at.tension festival. After seeing your performance everything else we attended seemed just mediocre. We even left for the day later on because we were overwhelmed with emotions.
We should have saved your show for Sunday evening as the pinnacle and essence of the festival. Looking forward to see you on the next at.tension!

Take care & thank you so much,


 Jaap Slagman  •  Weg zum Krähenberg 57  •  28201 Bremen  •  Germany  •    •  +49 152 284 90 767