The Visit

World Premiere

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 & Andrew Jeffers

Plays at Krudttønden
Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø

Feb. 19 – March 21 2020
Mon – Fri 8pm
Sat. 5pm

Get your tickets here: / 7020 2096

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



Oct. / Nov. 2020

World Premiere


by Fergal O’Byrne



That Theatre Company is proud to announce that in Oct/Nov 2020 we’ll be presenting  the World Premiere of:

Imagine being the last 4 people left on the planet, living within the confines of an Antarctic Research Station; left to face the cold, dark winter in total isolation. The rest of the world as far as you know has faced Armageddon.

How will this disparate quartet deal with isolation, poor rations, random hallucinations and the realisation that they are possibly humanity’s last survivors? Extremophiles is a morality tale where there are few moral absolutes, especially when their survival is at stake.

DIRECTOR Helen Parry
CAST Ian Burns. Sara Hjørt Ditlevsen, Kevin Molloy Kiernan

Read more – synopsis

Plays at Krudttønden
Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø

Oct. 21 – Nov. 21 2020
Mon – Fri 8pm
Sat. 5pm

Tickets: / 7020 2096


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