Theatre, Festival

Beowulf, Asian Premiere

Organised by: StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore
  • Date:
    1 Jun 2018
  • Time:
    8:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 15min
  • Venue:
    The Arts House Play Den
    The Arts House Play DenThe Arts House Play Den
  • Admission:
  • Advisory:
    Recommended for adult audiences ages 16 and above. No admission for children below 12 years.

Synopsis:

King Hrothgar celebrates building the great Deer Hall with a feast. In the dead of night a terrifying creature, Grendel slaughters his men while they sleep. Years later the young hero Beowulf comes to the Deer Hall and offers to fight Grendel. But he does not plan for the wrath of Grendel's mother... she rises from the bog and so begins the great battle!

Seated face to face in the imagined Viking Hall the distance between the action and the audience is minimal – and you become a part of the thrilling tale.

Jesper la Cour Andersen and Troels Kirk Ejsing bring this ancient Nordic legend to life through story, music and action.

The poem of Beowulf is one of the very early written sources that describes events on the soil of the Danes. According to researchers and historians the poem is written on the background of oral tradition around 700–800 AD and rooted in the Germanic Iron age of 300–400 AD. An incident gave a monk, probably in Northumbria, a reason to write it down. Today you can find a transcript from 1100 AD at the British Library in London.

Beowulf, Asian Premiere


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