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On Stage:
Don't Mention the War - by Ben Hamilton
Music by Mashti Project
Directed by:Alexandra Christensen,Lars Junggreen, Jana Pulkrabek
On Stage: Camilla Søeberg, Tom Hale,Charly Waller, Katja Kvist
gaard,Tina Robinson, Alun Thomas, Isabel Escudero Zorde, Andreas Lyon, Joan M. Bentsen

DON’T MENTION THE WAR - A staged reading with originally composed and live performed music as part of the CPH STAGE 2024 event program.

DATE: 3rd of June 2024 at 19.00 / WHERE: Teatret ved Sorte Hest / Free entrance  / all infos see below 


This staged reading is a trio of three short plays by Copenhagen-based playwright Ben Hamilton. As a mixture of comedy, drama and political satire “Don’t mention the War” is a thought-provoking analysis and ironic commentary on the highly relevant theme of War in Europe – most particularly Brexit and its impact and significance in the context of Europe and the European Union. Using a past-present-and-future timeline, the audience meets three couples in intimate settings and explores how a country’s quest for a brighter future resulted in self-destruction. Staged with originally composed and live performed music by Mashti Project.

Brexit: the ransacker that came in the night to steal reason, relationships and our very reality. In ‘CATS AND DOGS’, Stephen and Janne wake up to a new era on 1 January 1973 as both Denmark and the UK join the EU, but will their new-found love turn as sour as Britain’s enthusiasm for the common market. in ‘THE FALKLAND WAR", it dawns on Argentina that Britain’s heart will always be a barren island surrounded by cold seas. And in ‘ON THE ROCKS’, Felicity learns that as much as Michael tries to escape the present, he can’t run from the past. 


Led by an international collective of high profile artists, the production combines a European mix of multilingual -  speaking performers and artists who have themselves swapped  borders, moved around and contribute to an EU and post-Brexit European reality.

Directed by: Alexandra Christensen, Lars Junggreen, Jana Pulkrabek

Music by: Mashti Mads Nordheim

Written by: Ben Hamilton

Cast: Camilla Søeberg, Tom Hale, Charly Waller, Tina Robinson, Alun Thomas,Isabel Escudero Zorde, Katja Kvistgaard, Andreas Lyon, Joan M. Bentsen

Produced by: HITMOVES ApS, Manusarts

Producers: Jana Pulkrabek

A HIT INTERNATIONAL THEATRE ARTS Production / A part of the MOVE THE NORTH festival program

The staged reading is presented as part of the CPH STAGE 2024 event program.

WHEN: 3 June 2024 at 19.00 / Duration 80 min

WHERE: Teatret ved Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150, 1620 Cph V

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