Children give voice to the live performers as once buried emotional memories resurface in this memorable theatrical event. Fosse’s awards include The Ibsen Award, European Prize for Literature, Nordic Council Literature Prize as well as being celebrated as Norway’s ‘new Ibsen’.
Shadows premiered in Oslo in 2009 and has subsequently been performed at the Bergen International Festival and on a worldwide tour. The Coronet Theatre presents its UK premiere.
In Norwegian with English surtitles.
It's certainly worth being immersed in the hour-long experience, especially given the sensitive performances of the (uncredited) children, whose solemnity tellingly gives way to brief moments of happiness and vivacity, but how this will resonate in the mind, only time will tell