Searching for Being & Counting to Zero (Double Bill)

14 Oct 2021

New Nordics Festival

Faroe Islands / Norway

A double-bill of staged readings.

Searching for Being

“I fought huge trolls, as big as Monsters of Fear can be, but with help from the good elves,
I found the right keys”.

A nightmare of a fairy-tale, Searching for Being embodies a woman’s struggle with depression through a series of vivid poems. We join her on a journey through the dark, examining a universal issue many of us face on a daily basis. Exploring the musical and poetical tradition of the Faroe Islands, Searching for Being is a staged reading based on real events, featuring live music.

Written by Katarina G. Nolsøe and translated by Hans Tórgarð & Bergljót av Skarð

Counting to Zero

Counting to Zero is a figurative bomb. It begins with scene ten and counts down to zero. A stalker. A train track. The untimely death of a cow. How are they linked? A group of young people search for something that really means something, that demands a risk – something real and valuable. They all want to be seen by someone. But by who, and why does it really matter?

Counting to Zero is a staged reading of exciting and funny mosaic events, examining the need to be seen in today’s world.

Written by Kristofer Grønskag and translated by Neil Howard

This performance will start with a staged reading of Searching for Being, followed by a short break. It will then continue with Counting to Zero.

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.

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Show Dates
Show Times
  • Searching for Being Writer : Katarina G. Nolsøe
  • Searching for Being Translator: Hans Tórgarð & Bergljót av Skarð
  • Searching for Being Director: Janisè Sadik
  • Searching for Being Actor: Remi Fadare
  • Searching for Being Musician: Joel Marten
  • Counting to Zero Writer: Kristofer Grønskag
  • Counting to Zero Translator: Neil Howard
  • Counting to Zero Director: Eleanor Chadwick
  • Counting to Zero Movement Director: Depi Gorgogianni
  • Counting to Zero Sound Designer: Tom Parkinson
  • Counting to Zero Performing Rights: Colombine
  • Counting to Zero Actor: Rachel Fletcher-Hudson
  • Counting to Zero Actor: Louie Keen
  • Counting to Zero Actor: Daisy Moore
  • Counting to Zero Actor: Theo Toksvig-Stewart