A story about the death struggle of the Flemish vaudeville theaters in the late 70's, when television was at the height of its popularity.
Did You Know?
After the first episodes aired, several Belgian artists and comedians that performed in the real "Oud Belgie" theater, including Gaston Berghmans
, Will Ferdy
, and Jacky Lafon
, said in interviews that things were never as bad as depicted in the series prior to the real theater's closing. In response, Peter Van den Begin
, one of the authors and main characters of the series said that the series is not a documentary on the last days of the "Oud Belgie" theater but rather a fictional story about the lives and the day-to-day problems of the people working in a vaudeville theater in the late 70's, loosely based on his childhood memories of the real "Oud Belgie" theater. See more
While the story is set in the 70's, the dialog sometimes contains Dutch expressions and phrases that were not commonly used until the 90's. See more