Michael Manicardi

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Michael Manicardi
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Born12 August 1952
United Kingdom
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Michael Manicardi (12 August 1952) is a Britain-native actor, writer, musician, theater maker. He is the founder and artistic director of the Badhuistheater in Amsterdam.


Manicardi completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1972. He won the prize for Diction and Verse. He toured the British Isles with an Arts Council Grant with his own company Slapstique. From 1976 he makes performances in the Netherlands. As an independent actor he played with the theater groups Carrousel and De Nieuw Amsterdam.

Around 1983 he and his company Het Mobiele Bochel Theater converted the Badhuis Andreas Bonnstraat into the Badhuistheater, a community theater in Amsterdam East.


He acted in:

  • Festival of Fools (Theatre Slapstique, Amsterdam, 1976 – '79)
  • “Folter Follies” (Mickery theater Amsterdam, 1976)
  • “Wolvenbocht” (Theatergroep Carrousel Amsterdam, 1984)
  • “De Laatste Dagen van Clover Fields, of A Coon's Carnival” (De Nieuw Amsterdam, 1987)
  • “De Koopman van Amsterdam” (De Nieuw Amsterdam, toured through the Netherlands and Belgium 1988)
  • “Miss Julie” (Chamber Theatre St. Petersburg, 1992)
  • “A Seagull” (Amsterdam Chamber Theatre, 1992)
  • “De brave soldaat, Svejk (The good soldier, Svejk)” (Amsterdam Chamber Theatre, 1994)
  • “Water bij de Wibaut” (Amsterdam, 2010)


  • “Een recht, twee averecht” (Utrecht, 1980)
  • “De Brave Soldaat, Svejk” with Vladimir Koifman (Amsterdam, 1994)
  • “De Badmeester” (Amsterdam, 2003)
  • “Verborgen Buren” (Amsterdam, 2009)
  • “Water bij de Wibaut” (Amsterdam, 2010)

Director / Producer[edit]

  • “Derevo“ (Producer : series of shows and film in Badhuistheater) (1991-92)
  • “Leningrad Chamber Theatre“ Spoza festival (1990)
  • “Verborgen Buren“ (2009)
  • “Water bij de Wibaut” by Michael Manicardi (2010)
  • “Juno and the Paycock” by Sean O'Casey (2015)
  • “The Plough and the Stars” by Sean O'Casey (2015)
  • “The Shadow of a Gunman” by Sean Sean O'Casey (2016)
  • “Allo Allo!“ (25 sold out shows) (2016/2017)
  • “Blackadder part 1“ (2017)
  • “Entertaining Mr. Sloane“ by Joe Orton (2018)
  • “Blackadder part 2“ (2018)

In addition, he produced many performances in the Badhuistheater and other locations such as the Paard van Troje (pop venue) in The Hague and international festivals.

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