PRODUCTIONS

 
 

Harry Clarke

 

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

This sexual, biographical thriller follows young American barista Harry – or is it Philip? –  who escapes to the bright lights of  New York from the American Midwest, and re-invents himself using an alter-ego as an Englishman,  accent and all. We follow breathlessly Harry’s attempts to re-invent in this way his own (real?) timid self , to escape a cruel, abusive childhood, a now dead, alcoholic, homophobic father and overwhelmed dying mother. We watch Harry con his way into a series of amorous adventures with New York high society, all in the hands of just one actor in a theatre, playing 19 personalities, in a masterful range of accents and flashbacks. This is a play that has the audience believing what was never really there and praying despite the fear, that  you can be whoever you want to be.


Cast: Jody Fish
Directed by: Joseph Sherlock
Written by: David Cale

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2020 at Bøssehuset, Mælkevejen 69D, 1432 Copenhagen

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The Shy Manifesto
 

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

The Shy Manifesto is a tender, bittersweet coming-of-age dark comedy  from 2019, about growing up shy and along with the pressures and double-edged sword of the social media age. 17-year old bookworm Harry, stuck in  Bournemouth, is surrounded in life by overconfident people. He has pretty much only his own room for company and decides to face his own demons after the utter chaos of his drunken escapades last night.
This play is as hilarious as it is poignant. Through the digital universe of his vlog, Callum delivers a potent manifesto, which reveals his intimate thoughts about sexuality, society, humiliation, self loathing and ultimately his quest for acceptance.


Cast: Daniel Neil Ash
Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas
Written by: Michael Ross

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2020 at the venue: Bøssehuset, Mælkevejen 69D, 1432 Copenhagen

 

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Smil Belinda


Produced by PK-Rummet



PK-Rummet invites you to meet Franca and Frank: Anglo-Danish-Italian musical duo, touring and performing with well-loved, handclapping, foot-stomping ”pop songs” that have everything do with survival… because after 15 years of singing together, the duo have noticed a change in the air. Is the vision of a united Europe collapsing? What does it mean to be you and me in a changing world? Their mission is clear: to remind us all of a common cultural heritage… and what would be better suited than belting out re-vamped cover-hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's? This is a theatre concert with a message. A performance including singing and video projection.

Cast: Delia Trice, Carsten Skov
Directed by: PK-Rummet

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2020 at Venue

 

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Old Times – by Harold Pinter

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

The “There are things I remember which may never have happened, but as I recall them, so they take place” – Anna. The human perception of memory, of where reality ends and fantasy begins, is explored in one of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s most famous plays. In this unsettling drama, married couple Kate and Deeley receive a visitor from Kate’s past and what begins as a playful game of light reminiscing over the exciting days of their youth, twists and turns as the recollections differ. What are the consequences when love and lust turn to brutal jealousy? Who actually had sex with whom, or who will? As this triangle battles to make the truth of the narrative theirs, who will ultimately win?

Cast: Delia Trice, Carsten Skov
Directed by: PK-Rummet
Written by: Harold Pinter
Assistant Director: Hector Smith
Sound Designer: Karl Heding
Stage Manager: Joan Bentsen & Lakeisha Salto

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2020 at the venue: Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Copenhagen; and Matrikel1, Højbro Plads 8-10, 1200 Copenhagen


 

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Your Eyes My Sight

Produced by Glad Teater

A mythical, mysterious and fragmented performance about a life in the dark, interpreted by 4 different playwrights. A moving and powerful interpretation of the personal experiences, hopes and dreams of Anne Sophie Lübeck, Glad Teater’s blind ensemble actor. “Your eyes my sight” takes the audience by the hand and leads them through the fantasies of childhood, the longings of youth and the realities of adult life. It is an eye-opening tour de force that delves further and further into deep, deep darkness.  … And in the dark, remember, we all look alike.


Cast: Anna Sophie Lübeck, Dan Roland Lund
Directed by: Lars Werner Thomsen
Written by: Alexandra Moltke Johansen, Magnzs Iuel Berg, Thea Kuvalig, Tomas Lagermand Lundme
Translation of Script: Jeremy M. Thomas
Sound Designer: Rune Abel
Set Design: Johan Kølkjær

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 at the venue: Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Copenhagen

 

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The Santaland Diaries

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

The Santaland Diaries is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike.
When a new Santa arrives at the workshop, things seem to be different, but will our slacker be able to find the gay Christmas spirit before his employment runs out? It’s a hoot!


Cast: David Barrett
Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas
Music: Karl Heding: guitar, Lakeisha Salto: vocals
Written by: David Sedaris, adapted for the Stage by Joe Mantello

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 at the venue: Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Copenhagen

 

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The Clean House

Produced by Manusarts GmbH & Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

“Would anybody like to hear a joke, or maybe even the world’s best joke??” Upon arrival in the U.S., the sassy young Brazilian comedienne Matilde discovers that no one will pay to hear her rural jokes in Portuguese. Finding herself forced to clean for the upper classes, the world and household of her new employer – careerwoman Doctor Lane - hillariously falls apart. Not only with the arrival of Lane’s fetish cleaner-sister, Virginia but more so with the arrival of her husband’s mistress. Charles, another highly successfull and charismatic surgeon has fallen in love with his beautiful and much older patient Ana. While apples fall and hearts are broken, Matilde tries to think up the world’s best joke -a joke so hillariously funny, that once you hear it, you will die of laughter.

Cast: Jens Blegaa, Isabel Escudero Zorde, Vanessa Poole Jönsson, Jana Pulkrabek, Tina Robinson
Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas-Poulsen
Written by:  Sarah Ruhl


Set Design: Jonathon Perry
Light & Sounddesign: Paul Damade


 

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 at the venue: Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Copenhagen

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Last Tango in Little Grimley

Produced by Dawn Wall in collaboration with Down the Rabbit Hole International Theatre

A local Dramatic Club’s desperate group of actors realise their failing theatre group is faced by a grim future and choose a play to put on in panic – possibly their last ever. Group membership has dwindled to four – audiences aren’t much bigger – and if they don’t come up with rent, they’re going to be thrown out. “There’s only one thing that sells tickets – Sex!” Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama, an evening the locals will never forget! Can this group of rather special individuals pull off the biggest farce Little Grimley has ever seen? Or will they soon be disbanded, the laughing stock of the village? This play encompasses 80’s costumes, cut throat sarcasm and FULL NUDITY… or does it?


Cast: Dawn Wall, Dina Rosenmeier, Tom Hale, Pejman Khorsand-Jamal, Alun Thomas
Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas
Written by:  David Tristram

Sound Design: Karl Heding


Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 at the venue: Matrikel1, Højbro Plads 8-10, 1200 Copenhagen

 

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The Goat or Who is Sylvia?

Produced by Playmate Theatre Malmö

“The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” by Edward Albee, one of the twentieth century’s greatest playwrights, is a play that challenges its audience as much as its characters. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Husband and wife grapple across the ruins of a marriage. How do you rebuild a family after the unthinkable happens? A Broadway and West End hit, this is Playmate Theatre Malmö’s second production of the 2018/19 season and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Albee’s most startling and darkly comical drama. Recently remounted in London it starred Damian Lewis– an actor who, like Martin the architect, is a master at playing secret lives. A witty play about love, loss, family and testing the limits of tolerance, “If you’ve never seen this play before, and you’re courageous, you won’t regret your experience.”  By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London.

Cast: David Barrett, Kevin Benn, Jeff Bond, Vanessa Poole
Directed by: Boel Marie Larsson
Written by: Edward Albee

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019.

 

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Party Time - by Harold Pinter

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

Harold Pinter once wrote a play where men shape the course of global events. That play is now occupied by women. While the men have been regulated for reasons of public safety. In the West Country, daily life is decided by men. Driven by men, determined by men, the world suits the desires of men. But this is not the West Country. This is the birth of a new nation, and in our little country we call that “Party Time”. Bring your faith in democracy, your passion for independence, bring in your males to be licensed and registered. It’s Party Time, and the battle of the sexes shall be legislated: one gender, one law. Ladies and gentles, you’re all welcome to this woman’s world.


Cast: Tove Simonsen, Audrey Cremoux, Seren Oroszvary, Tuulia Lindholm, Michelle Bak, Pelle Sand, Oscar Serin, Anna Elijasz
Directed by: Michael Wighton
Written by: Harold Pinter
Set Design: Jonathon Perry
Light Design: Paul Damade
Stage Management: Angelique Giroir

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 at the venue: Literaturhaus, Møllegade 7, Nørrebro, 2200 Copenhagen

 

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The Lover

Produced by Manusarts GmbH & Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

The play is set in a domestic setting in the home of a well-established couple. Everything seems to be perfectly ordinary. Just until… “Is your lover coming today?”, the wife asks casually as she is about to leave for work. As this seems far from ordinary, you may wonder; why is she asking so mysteriously liberal? Does she not mind her husband having a lover? Is this an open relationship – a way to spice up their love life? But as you’d expect from a Pinter play, there’s more to it… A couple’s most intimate moments presents a classic Pinteresque twist that gives the themes of unfaithfulness and marriage a new dimension – and implies some insecurities that cannot be said out loud.

Cast:  Jana Pulkrabek, Tom Hale


Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas 


Written by: Harold Pinter


Set Design: Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen
Light-and Sounddesign: Paul Damade

Stage Manager: Angelique Giroir
 

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen


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Poetic Sounds

Produced by Manusarts GmbH

A German-Danish poetry concert. Three Danish musicians and three German performers gather to experiment within the realm of Jazz, Poetry and Chansons. Impulses from different genres merge into an interplay of jazz, pop and poetry slam taking the audience on a journey into the world of seafaring, longing and love.

Cast: Rasmus Rhode, Siegmar Tonk, Jana Pulkrabek, Anja Treskatis, Jeppe Cloos, Asger Søgaard (Original Cast)
Further Cast: Isabel Trinkaus, Andreas Grötzinger, Asbjørn Larsen Kamban
Directed by: Jana Pulkrabek
 

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2019 and 2018 at the venue: Huset Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

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The Urban Hunt

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

Inspired by American journalist Brendan Kiley’s article of the same name, this production concerns the hypocrisy regarding eating meat without being willing to get your hands dirty by killing an animal yourself. To challenge his own hypocrisy, Brendan decides to become a hunter…but rather than venturing out into the wilderness, he brings the hunt into the city, where his prey includes rabbits, squirrels, pigeons, garden snails and more. Ten years later, Malte Frid-Nielsen is inspired to try to follow in Brendan’s footsteps in the city of Copenhagen. But he’s an actor. And heavy truths are hard when your job consists of make-believe. So he brings the hunt into the theatre, where the audience’s imagination can help him catch the elusive prey that he seeks. This performance is the culmination of two years of research, interviews and practical explorations into the connection between food and death. It seeks to confront our hidden hypocrisies, uncover the secret that the city keeps from us, and reveal shocking facts about ducks. Really. There’s a lot you don’t know about ducks.


A devised monologue piece by: Malte Frid-Nielsen
Cast: Malte Frid-Nielsen

Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2018 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

With the generous support of A.P. Møller Fonden.

 

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Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre in collaboration with Københavns Film & Teaterskole

A comedy hit by Christopher Durang revolving around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Taking inspiration from works of Anton Chekhov and with the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, as well as the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home, this play skilfully merges realism and farce – with Tony Award-winning success. In this production, the audience is invited to step into the centre of the three siblings and fully immerse themselves in Christopher Durang’s most recent hit from the centre of the stage.


Cast: David Barrett, Vanessa Poole, Dina Rosenmeier, Joshua Kenndal Shafir, Seren Oroszvary, Theresa Mangara 


Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas


Written by: Christopher Durang


Set Design: Diana Meda
Light & Sounddesign: Paul Damaste

Stage Manager: Angelique Giroir, Zsanka Bollok



Presented at House of International Theatre in 2018 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen
 

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike was originally commissioned and produced by McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J. Emily Mann, Artistic Director / Timonthy J. Shields, Managing Director, Mara Isaacs, Producing Director and produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, under the direction of André Bishop and Bernard Gersten, in 2012. Presented by arrangement with Nordiska ApS – Copenhagen.

 

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Visual Bluff

Produced by Panda Project

Three talented, international performers bring you a hugely fun night of interactive theatre for the audience up on their feet! - with video projection, dance moves and surprise games. A large bowl of popcorn in the greedy hands of one of the three protagonists introduces a show in which Panda Project play with meta-theater, kindly making fun of the audience's terror to be involved. Meet them in scene, hear their private changing room talks and then dare resist moving during the hilarious, fake, workshop. Italian theatre company Panda Project will be presenting, for the very first time in Denmark, "Teater Fest". The evening will start with an exhibition followed by the performance Visual Bluff and topped off with an afterparty including Italian food and a live DJ.

Cast: Beatrice Cevolani, Delia Trice, Hendry Proni
Directed by: Panda Project

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2018 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

Panda Project are in Denmark with the kind support of Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Copenhagen and Servizio al Turismo del Comune di Ravenna.

 

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Sex and Betrayal Between the Sheets

Produced by Manusarts GmbH

Sex has always been part of our collective cultural conscience, with numerous songs and books written about it. But what happens if you add betrayal to the mix? An intimate investigation into the roots of an affair combining story, literature and music. These tantalising topics receive an intimate investigation in this surprisingly humorous and sexy cabaret, as we examine the ins and outs of intimacy, the plurality of monogamy, and what it really means to let your heart decide. A story of love and betrayal and an investigation into the roots of an affair, featuring lovers, sexual appetites, internet acquaintances and dangerous liaisons.

Cast: Jana Pulkrabek, Siegmar Tonk, Tom Hale
Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas
Script: Jana Pulkrabek
Light Designer: Paul Damade
Stage Manager: Angelique Grior

A revised version of the production "Männer.Frauen.Affären" from 2014.


Presented at House of International Theatre in 2018 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

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Slapstick Sherlock

Produced by Manusarts GmbH

Sherlock Holmes’ power struggle relationship with his underdog roommate and assistant Dr. Watson leads to a lot of speculation, especially since one of those “never to be trusted“ women – the holy Miss Hudson – is not only wearing the pants in the house but also the longest leather boots. But who in this humorous triangle is really the smart brain behind “The Brain”, solving the mystery of how the Blue Carbuncle ended up in the Christmas goose? Slapstick Sherlock is a satirical play combining theatrical elements of classical theatre with musical performance in a witty and modern satire about a seemingly unsolvable but mostly idiotic and unreasonable mystery case.


Cast: Gordon Torbet, Jana Pulkrabek, Siegmar Tonk


Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas 


Script: Jana Pulkrabek


Light Designer: Paul Damade


Stage Manager: Angelique Giroir, Zsanka Bollok
 
A revised version of the production "Sherlock" from 2013, presented at House of International Theatre 30.11.-10.12.017


Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

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A Patriots Guide to America

Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre &  Teater Ord/Blindt

Over 250 years ago, the American Dream filled people with hopes and dreams. Many years later, what has happened to the American Dream – and what is it today? Developed from America’s founding documents along with poetry and other important works that formed the United States of America, this production will mix history, music and poetry with physical theatre. From impassioned poetry reading to singing and sword-fighting Civil War re-enactments, ‘A Patriot’s Guide to America’ highlights many juicy and contested elements in American history. Stabs are made across the board on topics ranging from race, colonisation and cultural appropriation, to disagreeing histories and biased narratives.


Cast: Alex Lehman, Tina Robinson, Tom Hale


Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas
Music: Jeppe Cloos, Asger Soegaard and Anders Hermansen
Dramaturg: Rasmus Rhode


Light & Sounddesign:  Paul Damade

Stage Manager: Angelique Giroir, Zsanka Bollok 



Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

 

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No Exit Reloaded

Produced by Manusarts GmbH

What have you done? Why are you in hell? Yulia, sniper and spree killer. Liam, commissioner of state murder. Kamilla, guerilla and black widow. Three killers in a room. Each with their own story. Their individual pathways to hell. Hell is other people. A modern retelling of Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous play by Bafta Award-winning playwright John Foster. Dark. Violent. Sexy. No Exit-Reloaded is set in the near future 2027, in the post-Brexit and post-Trump era of modern terrorism.

“What have you done?
Why are you in Hell?
Where time no longer exists.
Where the senses fade.
Where eternity tortures you.
Three killers in a room.
Each with their own story.
Their individual pathways to Hell.
Yulia, sniper and spree killer.
Liam, commissioner of state murder.
Kamila, guerrilla and black widow.
Brought together in a single incident.
Sharing their private space of Hell
Why not tear each other apart?!
Hell is other people.”


Cast: Jana Pulkrabek, Dina Rosenmeier, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, Astrid Lund


Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas


Written by: John Foster


Light Designer: Paul Damade


Stage Manager: Angelique Giroir


Video Design: Jack Wake-Walker

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

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Mozart and Salierie
 

Produced by Time Zone Theatre

A guest production from London, England: “Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“ The opera follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned his rival and fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short story Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s famous stage play and film Amadeus.Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera is a character study, it is a close-up of Salieri’s tormented mind, torn between admiration for his fellow composer and his jealousy. In a new English translation and staged by an award-winning team, this innovative production captivates, turning the audience into witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart.

Cast: Rene Bloice-Sanders, Aidan Coburn
Stage Director: Pamela Schermann
Musical Director: Andrew Charity

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

 

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The Stronger

Produced by Great Dane Prod2

A guest production from Brazil. Two monologues by August Strindberg and Dorrit Willumsen. These days, we often forget to really LISTEN and take responsibility for the effect our words can have. How were the words in August Strindberg's 1889, and how have things changed by Dorrit Willumsen's 1978? How do we react to their language today? We see two women's "fights" on stage, interpreting these two famous dramatists, and experience it as an audience in 2017. Please note that this production will be in Portuguese with English subtitles.



 

Cast: Isabella Lemos, Adriana Lessa, Daniel Calazans


Directed by: Soren Hellerup

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

 

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Talking Heads

Produced by Playmate Theatre Malmö

In this Playmate production, directed by Annalisa Rossi, three seasoned, Malmö-based British actors tackle one of the BBC's most iconic and hilarious series of monologues, adapted for the stage. Poignant, side-splitting, these witty confessions of oh-so-human wannabes and yearning will have you laughing out loud as you wipe a tear away.

Cast: Vanessa Poole, Kevin Benn, Robin Gott
Directed by: Annalisa Rossi

Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen


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Lovers, Authors and other Strangers

Produced by Manusarts GmbH

„I’d like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host.“ – Dorothy Parker. Sex and the City meets the classics. Great American humour at it’s best. New York City is of course the centre of the Universe, so are the three blonde divas circling around one good looking man, competing in a passionate pile of comedy. A humorous evening presenting short stories, scenes and parodies by Dortothy Parker, Woody Allen and other comedian masters, who know how to turn bittersweet into fabulous laughter and finely define the difference between male and female.

Cast: Jana Pulkrabek, Dina Rosenmeier, Katrin Weisser, Rasmus Emil Mortensen (Original Cast)


Cast: Dina Rosenmeier, Christina Hildebrandt, Vanessa Poole Jönsson, Jens Blegaa, Michael Wighton (Remount)


Directed by: Jeremy M. Thomas


Licht Designer: Paul Damade


Stage Manager: Angelique Giroir
 
A revised version of the production "Lovers, Authors and other Strangers" from 2014.


Presented at House of International Theatre in 2017 at the venue: Huset-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466, Copenhagen

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Venus in Fur


Produced by Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre

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Det Kolde Bord


Produced by Det Kolde Bord in collaboration with House of International Theatre

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