Special events highlighting the Classics for Kids productions are a prominent part of the fall season. There will be popcorn, cotton candy and slush, theatre workshops, debate, and not least, fantastic performances for kids and adults.
Classics for Kids is a trilogy for kids aged 10 and up,
aiming to make selected classics accessible and current, and to inspire discussions. The group explore and challenge conventional theater for children, working under the mantra that all good themes are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. Both Faust for Kids and To the Lighthouse were nominated for the prestigious Hedda award for best children and youth performance. All the performances have received rave reviews from the press as well as from the audience. Classics for Kids is a series of productions that invite kids and youth into the experimental space of the theatre. Together with a strong team of artists, director Hildur Kristinsdottir has been exploring how the forms and methods of contemporary performing art can create unexpected and challenging interpretations of literary classics. Reflecting on kids and youth as audience has been central to the development of these works. Not in order to simplify, moralize or please the audience, but to question the theatrical conventions and attitudes that adult artists, curators and presenters might impose with respect to kids and youth. The result is daring performances with sensory and intellectual impact. Classics for Kids is aimed at young audiences but can easily be shared by both kids and adults.