Based on a true story,
about a dog that spent 18 happy years with our family.


"Me and the flea" is a bizarre and exciting slapstick about an adorable street dog that found a new home with a caring family. What the family does not know is that there is a family of fleas hidden in its fur ... A terror for the entire household! However, this mood will soon end when the family's child takes the dog to bed overnight and wakes up in the morning full of red spots. What to do, send the dog away or fight the fleas? They choose that latter. The house is thoroughly cleaned and the fleas fought in all possible ways. But that does not happen just like that. A witty, somewhat absurd story with a surprising ending.

LICHTBENDE creates 'light art performances'. Enchanting stories with music, visual arts and theater, performed ‘live', right before your eyes. It’s a live form of animation, projected on a large screen with antique magic lanterns. A unique experience for young and old.

"Me and the flea" is a 50 minutes family show without words, for all ages 4+
After the performance, a short demonstration follows, where the children can ask their "how-to-what-questions".

PERFORMERS: Marie Raemakers, Rob Logister, Rop Severien (projection performers), Helene Jank / Hassan Aitmoumad  (music).

Marie Raemakers and Rob Logister (production, concept, images), Helene Jank (music), Jeannette van Steen (director).


Photo´s Rob Logister








"We could only recollect this extraordinary event whose form was comparable to the big festivals of “adult” culture. We will certainly not forget the “Me and the Fleas” performance, as most probably we will never ever be able to participate in such a show again."


Boschonka, Poland 2018

“The essence of cinema in the simplest form. The performance which we can also watch from behind the scenes, as we observe the actors using various animation techniques and the live music played with the use of everyday objects, which further stimulates the imagination.”

Piotr Guszkowski:

Poland 2018

"I've never experienced in the 16 years that I organize the presentation days for secondary and primary education in Tilburg that the audience after the show spontaneously and en masse got up to applaud. That means that Me with the Flea for them was a very special experience."
Jan Stoel, senior advisor cultural education Bureau CiST (Culture in School Tilburg) 2018