Oct – Nov. 2021

The Visit

Based on an extraordinary true story










The year is 1857. The great Charles Dickens had invited the equally great Hans Christian Andersen to come and stay with him ten years previously. Andersen, known for his spontaneity, suddenly turned up on his doorstep almost without warning and a very poor grasp of the English language. This sets the stage for a whole string of monumental gaffs, misunderstandings and odd adventures. The man who came to visit for a few days finally left for Denmark after six weeks leaving in his wake a family divided and nervous breakdowns on both sides. Andersen coined the phrase ’To travel is to live.’ Dickens might have been inspired by his visit to write his famous line ’It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’.

SCRIPT Barry Mckenna and Peter Holst-Beck
DIRECTOR Barry Mckenna
CAST Ian Burns, Peter Holst-Beck & Barry McKenna

Plays at Krudttønden Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø

Oct 29 – Nov 27 2021 
Mon – Fri 19.30 Sat. 17.00

Get your tickets here:
Teaterbilletter.dk / 7020 2096

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NB: Performed in Danish and English.
Running time approximately 80 minutes without an interval

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16 March – 9 April 2022

World Premiere


by Fergal O’Byrne

The comedy is set in the near future where three old friends meet over a weekend. 

The gathering is watched over by SiSi, a sassy-voiced replicant who is powered by Artificial Intelligence & programmed to tell the truth. When one of the friends announces that he plans to end his life by euthanasia emotions run high, not least for SiSi who understands human emotions, but desperately wants to know what love is.

A comedy about technology and the endurance of friendship.


CAST Ian Burns, Andrew Jeffers, Sune Svanekjær, Nanna Matilde Veileborg Bjelka

Plays at Krudttønden
Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø

16 March – 9 April 2022
Mon – Fri 7.30 pm
Sat. 5 pm

Tickets: Teaterbilletter.dk / 7020 2096

Fergal O’Byrne about Rub-a-dub-dub

Press release – march 2021
Rub-a-Dub-Dub (script) – august 2020)

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