Frank Van Laecke

Author and director Frank Van Laecke has established a versatile international career over the past decades. His widely acclaimed theatre work has earned him numerous national and international awards, including the Herald Angel Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award and a nomination for the British Lawrence Olivier Award.
Millions of people saw his work all over the world.
He was the director of many musicals including Hollywood by Night, Jesus Christ Superstar, She Loves Me, Jekyll & Hyde, Annie, Oliver!, Yours Anne, Rembrandt, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Camelot, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Tell Me On a Sunday, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz en The Little Mermaid. He was the author and director of Kuifje en de Zonnetempel, Jubilee 15, Sacco & Vanzetti, Domino, Ben X, Pauline & Paulette, De Rozenoorlog, Iedereen Beroemd, 14-18, Daens en 40-45.
Frank Van Laecke also directed the opera’s La Bohème, La Traviata, Nabucco, Aïda, Carmen, I Pagliacci, Cavaleria Rusticana, Don Pasquale, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Faust, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Peter Grimes, Maria de Buenos Aires, Kat’a Kabanová, Lucia di Lammermoor, Hamlet, The Maid of Orleans en Capuleti e Montecchi.

With the greatest of ease, Frank Van Laecke returned to directing works with a purer aesthetic and theatrical productions. From an intense collaboration with Alain Platel and Les Ballets C de la B, emerged the much acclaimed Gardenia (2010), followed by En Avant Marche (2015), the performance that was awarded the Herald Angel Award at the Edinburg festival and the Dora Mavor Moore Award in Toronto.
Frank Van Laecke is also the author of 'The echo of the scream', a literary thriller that was received very warmly by the press and readers.

He is currently directing, with Alain Platel and Steven Prengels, Mein Gent. Première on 28 June 2023.

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update: 06/2023

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