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Shadows By Jon Fosse

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

Jon Fosse

Presented by
De Utvalgte

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Mesmerising and breathtaking’ – Medium

Shadows has its own universe, open, clear and at the same time disturbing and enigmatic.” – Kari Holtan, Director

Read an interview with Kari Holtan in Norwegian Arts, here.


Written by multi-award-winning Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse, Shadows blends video, sound and live performance to create an electric experience in which otherworldly projected images of children speak movingly for onstage performers. Together they explore marriage, infidelity, youth and old age.

Independent Norwegian theatre company De Utvalgte has become known for its desire to seek new forms of expression, and is at the forefront of contemporary theatre, performing in the borderland between theatre, visual art and performance. Fosse’s awards include The Ibsen Award, European Prize for Literature, Nordic Council Literature Prize as well as being celebrated as Norway’s ‘new Ibsen’.

Shadows makes its UK premiere following an extensive international tour and is the second Jon Fosse play The Coronet Theatre has presented after Dead Dogs in 2014. It also follows the Norwegian Ibsen Company’s hugely popular productions of Ibsen’s Little Eyolf and The Lady From The Sea.


‘There are moments in this performance that blow a hole through the roof’ – Klassekampen


Additional Information

Supported by Arts Council Norway and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs