Transit Festival: Nightfather


20. June 2019


22:15 - 22:45 ***AFLYST / CANCELLED


Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

Carl Friedman tells the story of a family with three adolescent children for whom World War Two still prevails, because „Father has camp“. This linguistic twist helps the children to understand the inconceivable and to explain to the outside world what Father has „brought home“ from his imprisonment at the concentration camp.“


Nightfather, by Carl Friedman

Direction & stage design: Michael Heicks
Assistant director: Uschi Mierzowski


DKK 120 / 60 for students; Pensioners; groups of 10+

Reservation of tickets: tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.

Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 15 min. before the performance begins.

This work demonstration is presented as part of the 9th TRANSIT FESTIVAL hosted at Odin Teatret. 

TRANSIT FESTIVAL 12 - 23 June 2019

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is Hope in Action, during which 56 performances, 6 workshops and two art exhibitions will be presented by more than 75 artists from 5 continents.

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.


The press wrote ...

„In her tour de force of acting, Cremer unsentimentally, disturbedly and disturbingly confronts herself with the painful job of remembering.“ (HA)

„Gilla Cremer, who also presented the Buchenwald tyrant Ilse Koch from the perpetrator’s perspective, now just as intensely portrays the victims‘ emotional mechanisms. In her 90-minute solo, by no means a monologue, she finds a way of expressing a whole range of derangements…“ (FAZ)

„A small gesture is enough for Gilla Cremer to change from the infant, who does not understand why its father is still suffering although he is no longer imprisoned, into the head of the family who expresses his anger about the suppression he has experienced, accompanied by the sounds of Leonard Cohen’s „Everybody knows“.“ (HC)

„The director and actress have managed to stage an important evening against forgetting. Not to mention the brilliant acting that makes this a captivating theatre performance and turns you into a bundle of nerves.“ (HA)

„The actress moves in a square confined by neon tubes, which can represent the concentration camp as well as the family’s house. She vividly intertwines the father’s memories with those of the children, changes roles in fluid transitions, appears as the concentration camp tormentor or recalls scenes that take place within the family and among the children.“(FR)

„Gilla Cremer’s girlish acting, mirroring every facet, changes the horror into poetry. It is beautiful, it is horrific ‚ and this would certainly be food for thought for Adorno.“(BG)