Abraham de Winter is one of the most popular comedians of the late 19th century. He is considered the forerunner of present-day cabaret. During his performances, the ‘character comedian’ dressed up as a street sweeper, conductor or a doctor.
“If they don’t laugh as soon as take the stage, you’ve lost”
Collin van der Sluijs (NL) was inspired by this story and made a mural behind the former city theatre Concordia. The painting features a song thrush. Like Abraham, this bird is known for its imitations.