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The Baroness - Karen Blixen's Final Affair

The Baroness - Karen Blixen
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“Denmark’s play of the year.” ★★★★★
Berlingske (Danish National Newspaper 2011)


    Written byThor Bjorn Krebs, translated by Kim Dambaek
    Start date27 Sep 2013
    End date28 Sep 2013
  • Tickets£15.50/£12.50/£8 unemployed, disabled
    Genre Theatre,

    UK Premiere

    Dogstar Theatre Company

    In 1948, at the age of 62, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), writer of Out of Africa, met the 29-year-old poet, Thorkild Bjørnvig. He was newly married and had recently made his successful publishing debut. The two shared a powerful, dangerous and intimate friendship, their pact, which lasted six years before falling apart.

    The Baroness is Thor Bjorn Krebs’s provocative, free interpretation of the relationship between Blixen and Bjornvig, a relationship which is both platonic and sexually charged, and which questions and challenges the role and nature of the artist.   A smash-hit in Denmark, this intense, brilliantly written play features the wonderful  Roberta Taylor (Eastenders, The Bill) as Blixen, Ewan Donald as Bjornvig and Romana Abercromby as Benedicte Jensen and is directed by Matthew Zajac, creator and performer of The Tailor of Inverness, with music by Aidan O’Rourke of Lau.

    Readings and discussion by the cast at the Scottish Poetry Library, Sat 28 Sept, 2pm

    Dates & Times
    Fri 27- Sat 28 Sept, 7.30pm

    £15.50/£12.50/£8 unemployed, disabled

    Traverse Theatre Club
    £3 off, Fri 27 Sept

    Age recommendation

    Traverse 1

    Supported by

    Creative Scotland, An Lanntair and The Hugh Fraser Foundation


    • Catherine Deverell

    • Matthew Zajac

    • Roberta Taylor

    • Ewan Donald

    • Romana Abercromby

    • “Denmark’s play of the year.” ★★★★★
      Berlingske (Danish National Newspaper 2011)
    • “An intense drama of love and art…a passionate play about some of life’s great questions.” ★★★★★
      Jyllands Posten
    • ”Best new play of the year ...This is no less than great.” ★★★★★
      Berlingske Tidende
    • "A theatrical pearl. All falls into place in this production. If you only see one play this year, let it be this one. It seldom gets better.” ★★★★★
    • ★★★★★
      Kristeligt Dagblad.
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