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Only 5 performances!

Tuesday 8 (8 pm only)

Thursday 10 (6 pm and 8 pm)

Friday 11 (6 pm and 8 pm)

December 2020.


Estonian House 141 Campbell Street, Surry Hills.


Entry donation $25

Concession $20

Complimentary bubbles on entry.

Sparkling wine and be available for purchase from our bar.

COVID compliant cabaret setting.

"Peer Gynt music to tempt the senses."

"The play's dialogue zings like high-stakes music."

Tickets available


About the performance

First half: Much-loved excerpts from our upcoming Peer Gynt.

• In the Hall of the Mountain King.
• Solveig's Song.
• Arabian Dance.
• Morning Music.
• Peer Gynt and the Herd Girls.

Second half: Virus - A Fugue, the play's world premiere.

This one-act play by well-known Norwegian playwright Fredrik Brattberg and 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.


 

Playwright

About the playwright

Fredrik Brattberg (born 30 October 1978) is both an author and composer. He is the third most produced living Norwegian playwright. His plays have been translated into almost twenty languages and staged in China, New York, Iceland, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Czech Republic, England and Norway. He won the Ibsen Award in 2012.


 

Proudly sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

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