FAR AWAY

Original titleFAR AWAY
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast4 total (3 F and 1 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorKari Risvik
TranslatorSofi Meijling
LanguagesDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, English

This is a horrifying play, created by a great theatre poet and concerns the end of civilization, written so beautifully that the gruesome theme is only revealed slowly.
It opens with the 10 years old Joan one stage, who is suffering from insomnia while visiting her aunt’s house in the lovely and idyllic countryside. However, the idyllic setting is deceptive, as terrible things seem to happen in the garden shed. It hides tortured children, blood and murder. While knitting, the composed aunt avoids the truth by explaining to Joan that her Uncle is only helping political refugees.
Years later, Joan is working at a hat factory together with Todd who she falls in love with. Though unfortunately he is more interested in following the political tribunals on TV. Eventually, humans are carrying crazy hats in a parade towards obliteration.
Its grand opening at Royal Court Theatre in London was received with high praise.