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ABOUT

NEW NORDICS FESTIVAL is a 5-day festival at Jacksons Lane in London 12-16 October 2021 showcasing the best new Nordic plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. We work with emerging theatre-makers from the UK and abroad to explore what Nordic theatre and culture is and how it can enrich theatre in the UK.

The festival consists of a play from each of the Nordic countries, each led by a creative team of emerging directors, designers and actors chosen for the festival. 

 

The inaugural 2020 festival had to be cancelled the day before opening due to Covid-19. This year’s festival will showcase the works that were intended to be performed last year both performed live and with each performance being filmed in real-time and streamed, making it more accessible to a larger (and Nordic-based) audience.

We think it’s time to shine a light on new Nordic plays, modern Nordic theatre and Nordic approaches in the UK.

And what a perfect way to do this, engaging some of the most exciting London-based theatre-makers in the world’s theatre capital

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FESTIVAL WEEK

12 - 16 OCTOBER 2021

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER 19:30 BST

ICELAND

REFUGE

by Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson

translated by Philip Roughton

 

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WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER 19:30 BST

SWEDEN

THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A TREE

by Lisa Langseth

translated by Rochelle Wright

 

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THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 19:30 BST

FAROE ISLANDS 

SEARCHING FOR BEING

by Katarina G. Nolsøe

translated by Hans Tórgarð & Bergljót av Skarði

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NORWAY 

COUNTING TO ZERO

by Kristofer Grønskag

translated by Neil Howard

 

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FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 19:30 BST

FINLAND 

GARAGE

by Mika Myllyaho

translated by Eva Buchwald

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SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 19:30 BST

DENMARK 

NO PLANET B

by Vivian Nielsen

translated by Jonathan Sydenham

SUPPORTERS

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Nordisk Ministerråd

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