Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood
Jan 20-30 (not Jan 25), daily at 19:00, weekend matinees 14:00; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2,Cph Ø;160kr, under-12s: 80kr, discounts available for groups and members; ctcircle.dk/buy-tickets
By good fortune, in January you and your kids are saved of dying of boredom in the dark winter by the Copenhagen Theatre Circle who are staging their fifth British pantomime in five years: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.
Directed by Irishman Patrick Stack, a long-time member of the CTC who started as an actor back in 1970, expect a fun comedy musical that will make you laugh and cry in equal measures.
The plot is a familar one by Sherwood standards. There is a wicked sheriff in Nottingham and he is growing increasingly richer by forcing the poor to pay taxes.
His master plan includes stealing the fortunes of the innocent Pip and Penny, who have recently become orphans, and tricking Maid Marion into marrying him.
But don’t worry, because Robin Hood and his merry men will come to the rescue!
Expect absurdity, jokes, songs, dancing and all the magic of a good traditional pantomime.
So, grab your kids and a group of friends because this performance is one for the whole family that you can’t pass on, babe!
Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Jan 19-21, 19:30; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; 95-595kr, kglteater.dk
Nederlands Dans Theater present three of León and Lightfoot’s works: Shoot the Moon, Same Difference and their latest, Stop-Motion, which tackles farewell and transformation to the melancholic music of Max Richter. (EN)
Jan 21-23, 19:00; Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; 125kr,
Choreographed by Tora Balslev, this wild performance by Cath Borg has its origins in Japanese Butoh dance. This dance of darkness will strike your senses. (EN)
Jan 8-10, times vary; Østre Gasværk Teater, Nyborggade 17, Cph Ø; 220-260kr; flyingsuperkids.com
Cirque de Soleil crashes into High School Musical in a non-stop fast moving mix of acrobatics, gymnastics, music and comedy.
Expect plenty of airborne twists and turns as the Flying Superkids launch themselves skywards from trampolines and tumble energetically.
A home-grown phenomenon, the troupe started in 1967 and has gradually evolved into an international act traversing 35 countries at the last count.
The 20-30 young high-fliers are hand-picked from the Gymnastikgården club in Aarhus and are aged between 7 and 20. (PS)
Twelfth Night concert
Jan 5, 19:30; Holmens Church, Holmens Kanal 21, Cph K; free adm; holmenskirke.dk
Time for a post-new year chill-out with a bit of baroque to soothe your soul. Take your place on the pews for an ensemble and chorus featuring soprano Monica Stevns and Holmens Baroque Ensemble led by Jakob Lorentzon.(PS)