Is there a right way to start in life?
What does the start say about what happens next?
And if things didn't go as planned, is there such a thing as starting over?

'Beginnings' is the first part of a trilogy in which Elena looks at the hands through which a human life passes. She follows people that everyone has to deal with in his/her life: a doctor, a bus driver, a teacher, someone who supports and guides at the end of a life, ...

For "Beginnings," Elena followed a midwifery practice, attended a number of deliveries, talked with wish-parents, grandparents and parents, with children and with ordinary people.

All have begun at some point. Whether that beginning is at birth or somewhere else.

written & performed by
Elena Peeters
Suzanne Grotenhuis & Adriaan Van Aken
set design
Tim Clement
Trappelend Talent in coproduction with Het Laatste Bedrijf
with the support of
Gallop Tax Shelter


  • Elena Peeters


28.10.2021 – De Warande, Turnhout (première)

29.10.2021 – De Warande, Turnhout

30.10.2021 – De Warande, Turnhout

10.11.2021 – CC Mol, Zaal Rex

12.11.2021 – CC de Kern, Wilrijk

14.11.2021 – CC De Schakel, Waregem

17.11.2021 – De Werf, Aalst

09.12.2021 – CC Schoten

10.12.2021 – De Carrousel, Antwerpen

16.12.2021 – CC ‘t Schaliken, Herentals

23.12.2021 – CC Mortsel

03.02.2021 – CC Het Perron, Ieper

04.02.2021 – OC De Witte Merel, Lint

05.02.2021 – Bij’ De Vieze Gasten, Gent

11.02.2021 – CC Temse

24.02.2021 – Ekerse Theaterzaal

25.02.2021 – Ekerse Theaterzaal

17.03.2021 – c o r s o, Berchem

11.05.2021 – CC De Herbakker, Eeklo

18.05.2021 – CC Kapellen

19.05.2021 – CC De Adelberg, Lommel