17. Podium Peperstraat
Podium Peperstraat is the title of a new experiment during Gouda by Candlelight. Thanks to a collaboration of more than 30 residents of the Peperstraat and Westhaven, the street becomes the backdrop of music, theatre and a touch of nostalgia. Using the many bridges and former warehouses, performances can be attended. Made possible by a contribution from GoudApot and Societeit Concordia.
A. Peperstraat 1 – D. Peperstraat 47
12.00 – 22.00 Wandering through the Peperstraat you can meet the following musicians, artists and acts:
- The Shantiers play polyphonic music on accordion and welcome you to the street!
- Kerstwind (‘Christams wind’) like a whirlwind they wander through the Peperstraat with all the traditionals in their repertoire. To be seen for the first time during Gouda by Candlelight.
- Dinsdag zingen! (‘Tuesday singing!’) 4-voice, acoustic and a-capella; they pop up where a place is free and surprise you in a short time with polyphonic melodies.
- Ze smelten de Kaarsen! Together again is this year’s theme; how can we better illustrate this than with the mood lighting of a “Gouda Candle”. Here you get a glimpse of the workers’ guild of the candle factory around 1900.
B. Peperstraat 26
12:00 – 22:00 ASVZ is a day centre for people with disabilities and opens its doors during Gouda by Candlelight. With its own shop full of homemade Christmas items. But you can also go for a cup of chocolate. Moreover, they have taken care of a large part of the décor of the Peperstraat.
C. Between Peperstraat 29 and 70
19.30 – 20.00, 20.15 – 20.45, 21.00 –21.30 and 21.45 – 22.15 A contemporary production of the Jeugdtheaterhuis can be seen in this part of the Peperstraat on the basis of 5 scenes on bridges, balconies and open warehouse doors.
E. Peperstraat 78
14.30 – 15.15, 15.30 – 16.15, 16.30-17.15, 17.30 – 18.15, 19.30 – 20.15, 20.00 – 20.45, 20.30 – 21.15 and 21.00 – 21.45
Iris Performing Arts (IPA) will play excerpts from the musical All Shook Up, interspersed with an occasional Christmas song.
F. Peperstraat 114
14.00 – 14.30, 14.45 -15.15, 15.30 – 16.00, 16.15-16.45, 17.00-17.30, 20.15 -20.45, 21.00 – 21.30 and 21.45 – 22.15
TURF location theatre consisting of actors Aris Bras and Petra de Jong and lyricist/director Jo Eegdeman, play “Paling”, a play about a fisherman, a woman and a tall fisherman’s tale. The bottle of Mispelorium is chilled, but inside it is warm.
G. Peperstraat 120
18.00 – 18.45, 19.00 – 19.45, 20.30 – 21.15 and 21.30 – 22.15 Norbadenco is a colorful Gouda singer and guitarist who likes to connect people and styles. Today he plays together with bass guitarist Sander Geerdink and percussionist Paul Bouman.
20.00 – 20.30 and 21.00 – 21.30 Fieramente is an Italian musical term that indicates how the music is interpreted: proud, haughty, mischievous, moving or sweet. The repertoire consists of songs, which revive the atmosphere of life with the sea.
H Peperstraat 122
Zoete Inval “De Peper”, relaxing from all the performances and chatting with mulled wine and chocolate milk.
I. Zwaansgat 15
Theater Zwaan, traditionally has an adaptation of the Scrooge story around Christmas on its program. But what about this miser’s wife? Was he married? Yes, indeed. Extensive research led to a reconstruction of this marriage. Today you can meet her and perhaps you will now understand Scrooge better.
J. Peperstraat 126
GordijnOpzij plays “Er kan nog meer bij” (“There can be more”). Together with Marleen van Os, Ben Bijker surprises again with a performance based on an old fairy tale: A woodcutter loses his mitten (glove) in the forest. He can’t find it anywhere. Then he goes home, it’s cold, it’s winter. Come and see and listen to what happens next!
K. Peperstraat 57 The men of Tribute