London theatre

A new year and theatre in London is thriving with many exciting, interesting plays taking place.  Two with a Scandi connection are a fabulous production of the great Norwegian playwright Ibsen’s Ghosts, currently showing at the Trafalgar Studios after a sellout run at the Almeida. Directed by Richard Eyre, this is a hugely powerful production with some really fine acting from Lesley Manville.  It is however, pretty intense and harrowing; if you are looking for something cheerful and uplifting to kick off 2014, this is perhaps not for you.

For fans of Danish TV series Borgen (I am a huge fan), actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (who plays the feisty, ambitious journalist Katrine), is currently appearing in an acclaimed production of Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse. Tickets are very hard to come by but the Borgen star is apparently brilliant in it.

Otherwise for those who can’t make it to the theatre, the second series of Swedish-Danish co-production, The Bridge is currently airing on UK screens on Saturday nights.  The series is, I think, even more gripping than the first one with fascinating character development from sparring partners Saga and Martin.

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