Ibsen at the Fringe

 Type:Culture, Theatre
 Location:Scotland, Edinburgh

Challenged, provoked, tired or inspired by Ibsen’s work? This can be your chance for a ticket to the International Ibsen Stage Festival in Oslo 2006!

'Nationaltheatret' (the Norwegian National Theatre) and 'Det Åpne Teater' (the Open Theatre) would like to invite theatre companies, producers, performers, agents and other creative forces to the following event at Hill Street Theatre on 18th August, 11.30am:

Staged reading

”The Poet”
by Wetle Holtan
(Translated by Tonje Gotschalksen and Neil Howard).

Father, the poet, has shut himself in his study with his dog Bla as his only companion. He refuses to let Bla go in spite of the dogs intense wishes to be of service to nextdoor’s bitch Tippa – who is on heat. Grieving his two lost children, Father takes Bla on tour in the absurd universe of his mind, where truth and fiction, tragedy and comedy, live side by side.

Ibsen prize-winner Wetle Holtan’s second play is possibly a story of Ibsen and his dog. It is definately inspired by the comic strip Tommy and the Tiger. The play opened at 'Det Åpne Teater' April 2004 and was presented at 'Vents du Nord' in Paris February 2005. This is the first English language presentation of the play.

Following the Reading, there will be a presentation by 'Nationaltheatret' on the plans for the Festival in 2006. Don’t miss this chance to find out about the connection between the Fringe in Edinburgh and The International Ibsen Stage Festival in Oslo! This can be your chance for a ticket to Oslo 2006!

The session will be followed by a small reception in the theatre bar.

Place: Hill Street Theatre, 19 Hill Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JP.
Date: 18th August 2005
Time: 11.30am
Admission free.

For more information, please call Hill Street Theatre on 0131 226 6522 or visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe web site.

The event is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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