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“First class theatre.”
– Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind (Denmark)
A story about how long the road home is
when you run away in anger.
“She became so hopping mad.
She became so fizzling furious.
She became so livid with rage
that she opened the window and climbed down the ladder
and then she ran.”
A delightful tale about fairness and family, told through shadow puppetry by the renowned Danish company Teatret Gruppe 38.
Director: Catherine Poher
Technical Director: Søren Søndberg
Tour Manager: Marianne Greve Iversen
Created by: Catherine Poher, Bodil Alling, Søren Søndberg, Søren la Cour, Sara Topsøe-Jensen, Agnès Limbos, Philippe LeFebvre, Olivier Guillemain, Lars K. Olesen, Marie Netterstrøm
A small theatre with great international reach.
Teatret Gruppe 38 is a professional, prizewinning theatre which has existed since 1972. The theatre is located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, and led by the artistic leader, writer and actor Bodil Alling. We create reflective, whimsical and philosophic theatre, presented in an intimate format.
Teatret Gruppe 38 has an extensive tour-programme – in Denmark and abroad. Amongst other countries, we have lately been visiting Australia, Croatia, Norway, Canada, USA, Germany, Estonia, Scotland and Japan.
Bodil Alling is Artistic Leader, Actor, Director and Playwright at Teatret Gruppe 38. She started as an actor at Teatret Gruppe 38 in 1981 and has been at the forefront of the world touring theatre since 1990.
Bodil Alling has co-created, and performed in, more than 30 performances at Gruppe 38 – and her whimsical, poetic, and captivating artistic expression is the foundation of the theatre. During her years as Artistic Leader, Teatret Gruppe 38 has received several national and international awards, including ASSITEJ International’s Honorary President Award for artistic excellence in 2011. Latest, Teatret Gruppe 38 was rewarded with the great Danish Award Reumert in the category Special Performance of The Year 2019 for the co-production Suppose, you had a Portable Gramophone. Furthermore, Bodil Alling has received a number of artistic scholarships and awards for her great contribution to Danish Performing Arts.
Søren la Cour has been Technician and Light Designer at Teatret Gruppe 38 since 2009. He has experience from working at both small companies and some of the greatest stages in Denmark.
Søren la Cour manages both the technical production and execution (behind or on the stage), and he finds elegant solutions for every challenge a performance brings him – with great joy.
Like Bodil Alling and Søren Søndberg, Søren la Cour is touring with Teatret Gruppe 38 around the world.
Søren Søndberg has been Composer, Performer, Sound Designer and Tour Manager at Teatret Gruppe 38 since 1993. He has a BA in Music and Aesthetic & Culture, and he is the person behind the characteristic and original sound universe of Teatret Gruppe 38.
Søren Søndberg has been touring all over the world with Gruppe 38, performing at places like The Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House and The Barbican Centre.