Bastard! Come on, it’s not that bad!

The city has got one more chance to become euphoric and energetic with autumn September. Get out of your cocoon and enjoy the last few days of bright weather with various events acroos Copenhagen.

 

Bastard – a family chronicle – A play with a title like ‘Bastard’ just screams family dysfunction. This is the tale of a father, his four children and their partners. Despite their distant relationship, they are all invited to the father’s upcoming wedding. It all gets a bit close to home when the children discover their father is to marry one of his son’s former sweethearts. Danish actor Waage Sandø plays the leading role in the play, which is written by Hollywood scriptwriter Richard La Gravenese, in collaboration with director Gisli Orn Gardasson. 

Fælledparken, Cph Ø; starts Fri, ends Sep 23, performances Mon-Sat 20:00; Tickets: from 185kr, www.billeten.dk; www.bastard.is

 

Messias – Most people know Georg Friedrich Händel’s Messias from traditional concerts around Christmas time. The story is about the life of Jesus from life to death. Händel wrote Messias in just 24 days, yet it is probably his most celebrated work. Australian theatre director David Freedman is behind this particular interpretation. Freedman works in an interesting way, allowing his actors to use improvisation to develop their characters. 

Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; starts Wed, ends Sep 30, performances starts at 19:30; Tickets: from 695kr; Duration: 110 mins; in English with Danish supertitles; www.kglteater.dk

 

The Tiger Lillies perform Hamlet – Yorick is back! He’s alive and well in the form of Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies, the court jester who has come back from the dead as a macabre musical muse to guide the audience through Republique theatre’s production of a sinful ‘Hamlet’ that is innovative, imaginative and incredible. Indeed, for a 30-minute period in the second half, it was sustained perfection – and no, I didn’t have a large one during the interval. Following its premiere in the spring, there will be just two performances only.

Republique, Store Scene, Østerfælled Torv 37, 2100 Cph Ø; Tue 20:00 & Wed 17:00; tickets 255–350kr, billet@republique.dk; entirely in English; www.republique.dk

 

Fat Boy Slim –This English DJ, otherwise known as Norman Cook, and before that Quentin Cook, might have a number of aliases but in person he needs no introduction. Winner of ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards, the electronic music maestro, fresh from wowing the crowds at the Olympics, will get the crowd moving on Saturday, and hopefully spin tracks ‘Praise You’, ‘The RockafellerSkank’ and ‘Right Here Right Now’. The official after-party is at ZEN, Nørregade 41, from 11pm until sunrise. 

Tap 1;  Sat 21:00; 312kr

 

Comedy without Borders – Giggle at material from class-act comedians at the Cohen Comedy Club show. The line up includes: award winning Canadian-Filipino stand up Ron Josol, madman American Yoshi Obayashi, who has been banned in Canada, Pakistani comic Shazia Mirza, who unveils Arabian culture, Icelandic-born Unna Theodorsson and Danish-Filipino magician-comedian Sunny Cagara. 

Bremen, Nyropsgade 39-41, Cph V; Sat 21:00; tickets: 212-495kr, www.billetnet.dkwww.bremenlive.dk

 

CPH Coffee Festival – Can’t greet the day without your morning coffee? This is a festival for you! In its first year, the Copenhagen Coffee Festival welcomes guests with a craving for coffee drinks and foods from around the world. The festival also features music, art, storytelling, presentations and workshops centred around coffee. 

Skt Hans Torv, Cph N, in front of Sankt Johannes Church; Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-17:00; free adm; 2625 2497; www.kaffefestival.dk