the earth’s core
by Simone Isabel Nørgaard
translated by Paul Russell Garrett
In 1936 Inge Lehmann solves one of science’s great mysteries about the Earth’s inner core. Lehmann dedicates her life to science but never receives full recognition for her massive discovery and contributions, remaining largely unknown in her native Denmark.
The Earth’s Core (2020) brings Lehmann’s story to life, in a play about women and science in the twentieth century. We see Lehmann up close, in her personal struggles, with those closest to her, and with the outside world. A forgotten fate unfolds into a drama spanning both decades and continents.
It wouldn’t be a Foreign Affairs event without a post-show talk and a chance for you to ask questions. We’re so excited to be bringing Simone Isabel Nørgaard all the way from Denmark, giving us plenty of opportunity to talk about the play, its inspiration, as well as the process of translation and staging it in its new home.
We hope you’ll enjoy!
Wednesday 22 March
Chair: William Gregory
Speakers: Simone Isabel Nørgaard and Trine Garrett (director)
Thursday 23 March
Chair: Almiro Andrade
Speakers Simone Isabel Nørgaard and Paul Russell Garrett (translator)
The readings will take place in the Batch Baby café situated on the ground floor of the Rose Lipman Building (not a purpose-built theatre space).
The building is wheelchair accessible with a ramp leading to the main entrance on the ground floor where accessible toilets are also situated.
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Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
N1 5 SQ
David Djemal: Harold Jeffreys, Chorus, Guard, Lecturer 2, Child 3
Debbie Terry: Inge Lehmann
Dominic Goldberg: Niels Bohr, Chorus, Alfred Lehmann, Lecturer 1, Child 1
Lilian Tsang: Esther Nielsen, Chorus, Girl, Wife 1, British Radio Voice
Sojourner Hazelwood-Connell: Harriet Lehmann, Chorus, Wife 2, Child 2, Danish Radio Voice
: production team
Camila França & Trine Garrett
With special thanks …
Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.
The events are presented in collaboration with Batch Baby, supported by Mill Co. and the Rose Lipman Building, Haggerston.
The readings are presented by arrangement with Simone Isabel Nørgaard (playwright) and Paul Russell Garrett (translator).
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