The puppets have cut their strings
Theatrics are the name of the game in this week's events. Break out of your own shell at an audition or let the marionettes do the work!
CPH Puppet Festival
Not to be confused with the children’s puppet festival, the biennial adult’s festival has cut the strings from its local municipality to go it alone as a self-governing institution. More details next week.
Various venues, mostly in Cph V; starts Thu Feb 28, ends March 3; tickets 70-100kr per show; www.puppetfestival.dk
Auditions for ‘Twelve Angry Men’
A production of Twelve Angry Men – a gripping play about 12 white middle-class male jurors at an American murder trial – will be holding auditions this week. The play is a powerful denouncement of the trial-by-jury system, originally written by Reginald Rose in 1954 as a teleplay for CBS. Rehearsals will start in April or May, and the show will be performed at Krudttønden on June 2 and 9.
VerdensKulturCenter, Nørre Allé 7, Cph N; Wed 19:00-22:00 (room 103) & Sat 14:00- 17:00 (room 303); register via email@example.com by Feb 25
Find The Play: Improv Workshop
Moonhound Theatre’s improvisation and performance course will be broken into four key elements: games, improvisation techniques, character work and the fundamentals of storytelling. The course is open to all levels. However, it is tailored to those who have very little or no theatre background. The workshop will end with a public show for those who are interested.
Undisclosed location; starts Feb 26, ends March 26, Tuesdays 19:00-21:00; 800kr; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
English Comedy Night
Loud laughs will echo from the basement of Kennedy’s on Thursday when Claus Reissm takes to the stage. Reissm has been combining his talents in bagpiping and joke-telling for a few years, performing at both Danish and international festivals. He will be followed by Steen ‘Nalle’ Nielsen, a sometimes disturbingly offensive joke teller who turns all taboos into joke material.
Kennedy’s Bar, Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V; today (Thu Feb 21) & March 21 at 21:00; Tickets: 50kr
St David’s Day Celebrations
Hwyl fawr ar Ddydd Gwyl Dewi – no we don’t know what that means either, but there are bound to be a few who do at the Red Lion’s celebration of the Welsh patron saint on March 1. So get out the daffodils and the leeks, and get stuck into some Dylan Thomas, the Robert Burns of Welsh literature. On special offer all day is a meal of leek and potato soup, Welsh rarebit and a pint, all for just 99kr, while Brain’s Black stout is just 45kr a pint. On the stereo, the Manic Street Preachers, Catatonia, Tom Jones, the Stereophonics and no doubt a few all men’s choirs will be keeping you company to ensure a Welsh celebration to remember … or forget, if you over-indulge in Dylan Thomas’s favourite tipple. BH
Red Lion, Nikolajgade 18, Cph K; Fri March 1, open from 12:00
Danish on a Sunday
Every fortnight on a Sunday, Cinemateket, the home of the Danish Film Institute, shows a popular Danish film with English subtitles. This week’s film is Allegro, the story of a Danish pianist abroad (Ulrich Thomsen) returning to Copenhagen after a long absence. Things take a supernatural turn when he is contacted by a mysterious being who makes him reflect on his past with the captivating Andrea (Helena Christensen).
Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; second and fourth Sunday of the month, 14:15; tickets 65kr, members 40kr