12 Oct 2021

New Nordics Festival


IKEA employee Laurence prepares to give a presentation to new recruits. But behind the scenes, he is in the midst of a crisis following a brutal breakup and the death of his mother, and IKEA becomes his only safe haven. Locking himself in the store overnight, his reflections turn to guilt, environmentalism, mortality, spiders and the imaginary security guard that appears from nowhere.

Refuge is a one-man play about loneliness and Western angst, mass produced furniture and much much more.

Written by Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and translated by Philip Roughton

This event is part of the New Nordics Festival, a week-long festival of new Nordic plays. Tickets £15 / £12 concessions. Buy tickets for two plays within the festival for 20%, or all five for £50 / £40 concessions. Just select your tickets for each show and the discounts will be applied automatically at checkout.

Prefer to watch online? Book tickets for the live stream here.

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  • Writer: Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson
  • Translator: Philip Roughton
  • Director: Jack Nurse
  • Designer: Cara Evans
  • Actor: Martin Donaghy