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
Creative Scotland, An Lanntair and The Hugh Fraser Foundation