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nordic noir – phantasy and fugue

Virus – A Fugue.

An absurdist tragicomedy, this is the play’s world premiere.

Fear, power and hierarchies compete in a world of people, puppets and model villages. Who will survive?

This one-act play by well-known Norwegian playwright Fredrik Brattberg, translated by May Brit Akerholt, builds using the principles of musical composition. Short sentences and absurd situations are repeated with different variants as the play progresses – like the contrapuntal interweaving of parts in a fugue.

As the story unfolds, the characters also experience a ‘psychiatric fugue’ – a “loss of identity often coupled with flight from one’s usual environment.”

The result is a humorous and eventually disturbing text that reflects our COVID times and develops in surprising ways.

The play was commissioned by the Czech and Slovak drama journal Svet a divadlo, Jakub Škorpil, Editor.

Peer Gynt – Tall tales and trolls

A selection of Grieg’s glorious music written for Ibsen’s iconic play. Performed by our talented singers & chamber orchestra. The much-loved excerpts include:
• The Hall of the Mountain King
• Solveig’s Song
• Arabian Dance
• Morning Music
• Peer Gynt and the Herd Girls.

Relax with a drink in a Covid-safe cabaret setting.

This show will play the Estonian House, 151 Campbell Street, Surry Hills between the 8th and 11th December, 2020.

Performances: Tuesday 8 December at 8pm, Thursday 10 December at 6pm and 8pm, Friday 11 December at  and 8pm.


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