Amarte Fonds

Eddie the Eagle: de slechtste schansspringer aller tijden

Reinout Bongers

“Eddie the Eagle is a play about the worst ski jumper of all time which is based on a true story about a plasterer who decided to become the first Briton ever to compete in the Olympics in the ski jumping event. He was incredibly poor but still qualified for the Olympics and jumped to a British record there. The show is an ode to failure: A portrait of an anti-hero who puts being ‘successful’ in a totally new context. Eddie the Eagle is a modern-day Icarus, not afraid to fly but also not afraid to crash.”