EXPERIENCE THIS DANISH PERFORMANCE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Even if you don’t understand Danish now is your chance to experience a contemporary Danish musical comedy featuring award-winning Danish actors. All you need to do is to download the free THEA app from iTunes App store or Google Play and to book tickets on one of the dates listed below. Devices will also be available at the theatre to help you to enjoy the subtitles if you’d prefer. The subtitles will run automatically once the performance starts.
ABOUT THE PLAY
There aren’t a lot of happy days in Svante’s life. He was born in Sweden. As a child he became separated from his parents on the ferry to Denmark. He hasn’t been able to leave Denmark since. If that weren’t enough to depress him, he is also struggling with an impossible relationship with Nina, the love of his life, and indeed with life as a whole. One day Svante meets a writer and composer whom Svante persuades to set his edgy, darkly comical songs to music. The two men develop a quirky friendship, but Svante turns out to be difficult to keep tabs on or even to like. And what if Svante and his friend are actually two different facets of the same personality?
A DESCRIPTION OF THE DANISH NATIONAL CHARACTER
SVANTE’S HAPPY DAY is a poetic comedy full of music based on the much-loved Danish song-based novel about Svante by national treasure Benny Andersen. In the four decades since they were written, the much-loved songs about Svante have become a favourite component of Denmark’s cultural heritage. Some people would even say that the show’s title song, “Svante’s Happy Day”, is the most accurate description of the Danish national character you will find anywhere.
The show features two award-winning Danish actors Anders W. Berthelsen and Lise Baastrup, accompanied by three instrumentalists and the Nørrebro Teater chorus of forty men and women of whom the youngest is nineteen and the oldest seventy-two. Renowned Danish director Niclas Bendixen directs, and rising star Julian Toldam Juhlin is responsible for the sets.