HIT INTERNATIONAL THEATRE ARTS / MOVE THE NORTH

present

HAP

“I just want to be miserable like everyone else!”

April 5 – 13, 2024

Fri April 5 at 20:00
Sat April 6 at 15:00
Wed April 10 at 20:00
Thur April 11 at 20:00
Fri April 12 at 20:00
Sat April 13 at 15:00

A GUEST PRODUCTION
PERFORMED IN ENGLISH

ABOUT THE SHOW

A brilliant, hilarious and quirky new comedy by BAFTA award-winning, OFFIE-nominated British playwright and screenwriter John Foster about love, loneliness and the modern obsession with happiness. A slightly absurdist play featuring two very different city-slicker women, on either end of a therapist’s couch.

Bouts of the blues hit most people. But not Hap. Since the day she was born Hap finds herself in an absurd state of constant joy, longing to experience other feelings than permanent bliss. But despite all her attempts to be a miserablist, Hap can’t ever not be happy.

Unhappy at constantly being so happy, Hap visits Doctor Marples seeking a cure. Doctor Marples, herself desperate for joy, is quite the opposite of Hap and doesn’t know how to be happy in the first place! Dr. Marples acts highly skeptical towards her peculiar new patient and refuses to see Hap’s genuine laughter as an illness – how can anyone be too happy?

How can Hap convince Doctor Marples she has a real problem?  Through the ongoing misery of armed conflict, Brexit, Corona and takeaways-for-one, Hap and her doctor find to their surprise, giggles and romance in the most unlikely of places.

After the world premiere at The English Theatre of Hamburg, HAP is now performed in Denmark for the very first time. The production, presented by HIT International Theatre Arts is part of the official 2024 Move the North cross-border-festival program.

Duration: 60 mins without interval

CAST / MEDVIRKENDE

Vanessa Poole
Jana Pulkrabek

Directed by: Paul Glaser, from The English Theatre of Hamburg
Winner of the 2023 Rolf Mares Award as best theatre director in Hamburg

Playwright: John Foster
Set design: JP ManusArts / ETH
Light & and sound design: Paul Glaser
Director’s Assistant: Joan Bentsen
Stage tech & manager: Angelique Giroir
Produced by: HIT International Theatre Arts (Denmark), ManusArts GmbH in collaboration with The English Theatre of Hamburg (Germany)

PR

REVIEWS

NYHEDER // HAP – 2024

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PHOTO: JPS / ManusArts

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Student tickets from 40,- DKK

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