Holstebro Dansekompagni, Sort/Hvid and Aarhus Theatre unite in telling the most chilling, dark Gothic-Romantic tale featuring music by Den Sorte Skole.
THE SANDMAN is he, who throws sand into the eyes of children refusing go to sleep, until their eyes begin to bleed and fall from their sockets. A character tormenting the young Nathanael day and night, driving him into a deep, blinding madness.
True horror will infest the theatre when Christian Lollike dramatizes E.T.A. Hoffmann’s most famous story, The Sandman, from 1817. With his horror stories of dark forces, inner demons and weathering madness, E.T.A. Hoffmann is canonized as Godfather of romantic horror. His brilliant stories have affected literary heavyweights such as R.L. Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka.
The play is a world premiere created in a cooperation between Aarhus Theatre, Sort/Hvid and the internationally acclaimed Holstebro Dansekompagni. It is staged by the award-winning director and playwright Jonas Corell Petersen, who has directed several unique and successful plays at Nationaltheatret in Oslo.
Scenographer David Gehrt, who recently excelled at Aarhus Theatre with his sensory scenography for the award-winning performance Ordet, creates the set design and costumes, while the DJ collective Den Sorte Skole spins the soundtrack.
On stage you will, amongst others, experience Aarhus Theatre’s newest young talents Andrea Øst Birkkjær and Lasse Steen. Six dancers from Holstebro Dansekompagni choreographed by Marie Brolin-Tani complete the set-up for the dreadful, thrilling story.
Co-produktion between Sort/Hvid, Aarhus Teater and Holstebro Dansekompagni