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New festival to bring Nordic theatre and culture to UK audiences

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A new festival will bring Nordic theatre and culture to UK audiences in London this autumn.

Shining a light on Nordic theatre makers and culture, New Nordics Festival brings together five days of the best new plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands – both live and digital.

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The festival will run at the Jacksons Lane Arts Centre between 12 and 16 October.

Presented by Cut the Cord, the festival works with emerging UK based theatre-makers to explore what Nordic theatre is and how it can enrich UK theatre. Each day of the festival will see a play from a Nordic country as well as Q&As with the Nordic playwrights and artistic teams. The festival also includes workshops, online talks and discussions.

New Nordics Festival Director, Camilla Gürtler commented: “The aim is to bring contemporary Nordic voices to the UK in a way that supports exchange and more long-term collaborations between British and Nordic artists. We think it’s time to shine a light on the rich dramatic culture in the Nordic Region and promote contemporary Nordic playwrights in the UK.

“The project is an opportunity for artists, theatres and audiences in the UK to be inspired by Nordic ways of writing, working and collaborating, and for the Nordic artists involved to be inspired by their UK counterparts and make more connections. ”

New Nordics Festival includes work from six Nordic countries offering insights into both their theatre, artists and culture.

Programme includes Refuge by Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson – ICELAND (12th October 2021), The Woman Who Turned into a Tree by Lisa Langseth – SWEDEN (13th October 2021), Searching for Being by Katarina G. Nolsøe– FAROE ISLANDS (14th October 2021), Counting to Zero by Kristofer Grønskag – NORWAY (14th October 2021), Garage by Mika Myllyaho – FINLAND (15th October 2021) and No Planet B by Vivian Nielsen – DENMARK (16th October 2021).

Both in-person and streaming tickets are available from www.jacksonslane.org.uk/events/new-nordics-festival-2021.

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