The Warmhouse

by Anna Bro

translated by Paul Russell Garrett

Somewhere in Denmark, former fishermen and other colourful characters continue to frequent the local port establishment even though the last ship has long since left the harbour. Outside there is no fishing industry left and the harbour has been taken over by landlubbers – inside the fishermen continue to show up at 5 a.m. for their first beer of the day and tell stories from the good old days. Things slowly begin to change one day when a young girl and her boyfriend stumble in from the cold seeking shelter.

Who are these people and why do they keep returning when there is nothing left for them to do? How do they react when everything around them starts to change? And where would they all go if the warmhouse were to close one day?

The Warmhouse is a simultaneously heartrending and heartwarming play about belonging, about our need for community and a sense of place.

The staged readings are supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

20 & 21 November 2018

8PM (doors 7:30PM)

TICKETS

£24 with Supper Club

£12/£9 concessions (no supper club)

Group rate: 15% discount on bookings of 8 or more people.

If you wish to make a group booking for the supper club, please get in touch – thank you.

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Supper Club

In collaboration with Nyborg’s Kitchen, we have put together a Danish Dinner Theatre 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.

Smørrebrød

Salad of chicken & asparagus with quail’s egg, lemon & tarragon vinaigrette

Served in a rye basket

***

Roast beef w celery remoulade, pickled cucumber & crispy onions

and

Meatball w beetroot kraut & carrots

Both served on light rye

***

Ris à l’amande (v)

Danish rice pudding with almonds & black cherries

TICKETS

£24 with Supper Club

Please note, supper club tickets need to be ordered 1 day before the event.

£12/£9 concessions (no supper club)

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Veggie Smørrebrød

Salad of asparagus & cauliflower with quail’s egg & a lemon tarragon vinaigrette

Served in a rye basket

***

New potatoes with celery remoulade, pickled cucumber & crispy onions

and

Veggie meatball with beetroot kraut & carrots

Both served on light rye

***

Ris à l’amande (v)

Danish rice pudding with almonds & black cherries

TICKETS

£24 with Supper Club

Please note, supper club tickets need to be ordered 1 day before the event.

£12/£9 concessions (no supper club)

Book tickets

Nyborg’s Kitchen is a micro bakery based in SE London run by Sara Nyborg, an autodidact baker and cook.

‘We bake Danish bread and pastries using family recipes handed down through generations, some of which we follow religiously some we’ve changed slightly (with permission).’

Nyborg’s Kitchen began as a small coffee shop in Muswell Hill in 2010 (now closed), after a move to SE18 Nyborg’s Kitchen has been focussing on weekend market stalls, wholesale, supper club experiences and catering for small events.

Creative Team

Cast
Andrew Barton – FRANK
Debbie White – CONNIE
Gavin Duff – SKIPPER
Irene Panni – SEBA
Maura Duffy – PIA
Odne Stenseth – ARNOLD
Will Timbers – SVEN

Text
Anna Bro
Translation
Paul Russell Garrett
Direction
Trine Garrett

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