English-language play to explore hidden 'Secrets'

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English-language play to explore hidden 'Secrets'
Why Not Theatre is one of Denmark's English-speaking companies. Photo: Sue Hansen-Styles

Denmark’s English-speaking theatre group Why Not Theatre will premiere its new play in a secret location somewhere in Copenhagen's new Carlsberg district.


Why Not Theatre Company, one of Denmark leading English-speaking groups, is readying a new production. 


The play, Secrets, will premiere on September 11th, but organizers won't say where. The location of 'Secrets' is, appropriately enough, a secret.  


"The decision to play 'Secrets' outside the traditional theatre, where everything tends to be safe and recognizable, is a conscious one: we meet at Café Elefanten at Carlsberg no later than 15 minutes before the performance starts and are then guided – on foot - to a secret place," the theatre group said in a statement to The Local. 


The group said the performance will be "a musical and poetical journey" into what makes all of us keep certain things to ourselves. 


“Why do we all have secrets? What is your boyfriend or girlfriend or your parents keeping from you? What is your biggest, deepest, most embarrassing or more grotesque secret?” the company wrote.


'Secrets' will be the company's first play from director Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen.
“It is the first time Why Not Theatre Company works with young American director, Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen, and the first time that we are exploring a new and exciting theatre style”, Sue Hansen-Styles, the company's artistic director and actress, told The Local.. 
“In the play, Jeremy weaves together the spoken word, poetry, music and short stories written by a young Serbian writer who also lives here in Copenhagen” she added. 


Why Not Theatre has been providing professional theatre in English since 2007 and has been awarded by CPH-Culture Best of 2014 for the play WIT, including ‘Best female lead of the year’ (Sue Hansen-Styles), ‘Best foreign play of the year’ and a nomination for ‘Best play of the year’.


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