Things to do
July Performance: Never a dull moment at Tivoli
The Unfortunate Suitor
July 14-Sep 25; Tivoli Pantomime Theatre; free adm with entry to Tivoli; tivoligardens.com
Tivoli’s summer panto series at its oriental-inspired outdoor theatre follows the familial exploits of father-daughter duo Cassander and Columbine.
Set in Old Copenhagen, the well-meaning father longs for his precious daughter to marry an appropriate suitor. But like all headstrong teen girls, Columbine has different ideas and falls for her father’s adversary, a roguish prankster named Harlequin. Unsurprisingly, Pops is not best pleased.
The music includes Strauss, Mozart and Gounod, as well as HC Lumbye, Tivoli’s once in-house composer. (AC)
ongoing, ends Sep 8; Tivoli Pantomime Theatre; free adm with entry to Tivoli; tivoligardens.com
The classic fairy-tale gets a contemporary twist courtesy of Danish pop princess Oh Land. Along with wardrobe and décor from Tivoli’s resident set designer Queen Margrethe, the ballet promises to be enchanting. (AC)
ends Aug 5, 19:00; Tivoli Pantomime Theatre; free adm with entry to Tivoli; tivoligardens.coms
Inspired by comedic ballet The Concert, Danish Dance Theatre’s Brummie artistic director, Tim Rushton, devises a modern take on Jerome Robbins’ classic. Expect a tapestry of compelling stories about human relations. (AC)