New Nordics Festival 2021

12 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021

A week-long festival of new Nordic plays.

Shining a light on Nordic theatre and culture, New Nordics Festival brings together five days of the best new plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands – both live and digital. 

Shows about climate change, fir trees, garages, loneliness, cows… and IKEA.

The festival is full of funny, dark and explosive plays, each giving a glimpse of the countries they come from.

In March 2020, New Nordics Festival was supposed to open in London for the very first time. Now Cut the Cord Theatre bring back their week-long celebration of international skills-exchange and their selection of new plays from the Nordic region.

We think it’s time to shine a light on contemporary Nordic theatre, with some of the best upcoming talent from the UK.

Festival Pass

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.

Festival calendar

Day 1
12 October 2021

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

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Day 2
13 October 2021

The Woman Who Turned Into a Tree
Sweden
A one-woman play about the destructive obsession with other people’s opinions and materialism, loneliness and class.

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Day 3
14 October 2021

Searching for Being & Counting to Zero (double-bill)
Faroe Islands / Norway
A series of vivid poems illuminate a struggle with depression and exciting events examine the need to be seen in today’s world in this double-bill of staged readings.

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Day 4
15 October 2021

Garage
Finland
A dark comedy full of heart, exploring how two very different people can sustain a friendship.

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Day 5
16 October 2021

No Planet B
Denmark
A dark comedy about the state of the climate crisis and where we as individuals fit into it all.

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Credits
  • Festival Director: Camilla Gürtler
  • Festival Coordinator: Maria Laumark
  • Production Manager: Charlotte Brown
  • PR: Chloé Nelkin Consulting
  • Graphic Design: Sofi Henson
  • Photography: Fay Summerfield

New Nordics Festival is produced by Cut the Cord Theatre. Supported by Nordic Culture Fund, Arts Council England, Danish Arts Foundation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Norway, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Iceland, The Finnish Institute, Faroese Affairs, TINFO, Performance Arts Hub Norway, h Foundation and Nordic House Faroe Islands.