We are thrilled to announce that Anna Bro will be flying to London to attend the two staged readings and take part in our post-show talks alongside Paul Russell Garrett, our translator, and the creative team.
Anna Bro graduated from the Danish National School of playwriting in 2004, rapidly becoming one of the leading dramatists of her generation. She won the 2014 Reumert for dramatist of the year.
Immediately upon graduation Anna Bro wrote Forstad/Suburb with Martin Lyngbo. The production, which won a Reumert award, was a tremendous success for the small Mungo Park company north of Copenhagen and made her name. Bro took part in the 2006-7 TurboTown project run by the Royal Danish Theatre and her work has been in demand ever since.
Bro’s writing is imbued with compassionate social and human commitment, resulting in galleries of vivid characters and the lives they lead. In Sandholm (2006) she took as her starting point the Danish refugee camp that lent its name to the play.
Paul Russell Garrett translates from Norwegian and Danish across a variety of genres, with titles including The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting, Erik and the Gods by Lars-Henrik Olsen, and coming out in 2019, Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt.
Drama holds a particular interest for him, having translated a dozen contemporary and classic plays, and he also heads up a theatre translation mentoring programme, [Foreign Affairs] Translates! In his spare time, Paul serves on the committee of the Translators Association and teaches Danish at the University of Westminster.
by Anna Bro
translated by Paul Russell Garrett
– a staged reading and Danish supper club
20 & 21 November 8.00PM
Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Rd
Danish Dinner Theatre
In collaboration with Nyborg’s Kitchen, we have put together a supper club experience where traditional Danish Smørrebrød will be served on Nyborg’s delicious homemade rye bread, with plenty of cold beers and akvavit on offer in anticipation of the festive season as we listen to the play.