Against all odds

The statistical destiny of 22 children

January 19 - February 2, 2019 - Betty Nansen Teatret

Winner of Reumert Award 2019 in the category: Performance of the year

“A strong and effective constellation.”

“Strong theatre experience: you want to adopt them all.”

“One of the best suggestions on how to make engaging theatre”
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On stage are 22 children between 10 – 14 years. They relate to their possible future fate based on statistics. Against All Odds is a story about children’s lives and what they could potentially look like as future adults –  according to figures and forecasts from several research institutes. It is a projection of the statistics, however brutal and uncompromising.

Against All Odds is based on extensive research. The children on stage are cast based on their background, broadly representing the composition of children in Denmark in relation to social classes and family relations.

Participants 22 children aged 10-14
Anna Olympia Bøss, Artianne Olivia Søgaard Andersen, Asta Bundgaard Wanscher, Conrad Bengtsson, David Prammann, Emma Skov Dahl Christiansen, Falke Lindegaard Hvidtfeldt, Felix Worsøe Alegre, Frederikke Holm Bergendorff, Ida Møller, Isaac William Bjerregaard, Jaafar Machal, Kajsa Krogh Larsen, Luka Gry Selander, Michael Basse Theobald, Molly Grand, Nikolaj Hansen, Nicholai Kristensen, Ronja Emilie Clemens Tillebeck, Samir Abdi Elni, Thea Hagelskjær Godskesen, Ursula Outzen, Zaraphina Corrie Bendtsen.
Directing Tue Biering
Set design Karin Gille
Sound design Janus Jensen
Light design Malte Hauge
Dramaturg Tanja Diers
Choreography and co-directing Freja Rault-Lykkeberg
Photo and video Søren Meisner

Against All Odds is produced in collaboration with Betty Nansen Teatret.

Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation & Wilhelm Hansen Foundation.