2006 - Royal Danish Theatre

It is a challenging fun idea to outsource the Danish national treasure Elverhøj.”



A performance on globalization with the idea to do exactly as Nike says, just do it! The result was the performance “Come on Bangladesh, just do it!”
It was performed at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. In the performance we took the most well known play of the theatre – “Elves’ Hill”, a 19th century romance – and outsourced it to Bangladesh. We went to Bangladesh and hired 5 actors, taught them the necessary danish in 6 weeks, flew them to Denmark where they performed “Elves’ Hill” at The Royal Theatre.

The performance was part staging of the romance, part documentary about the process of outsourcing the play and part interaction with the audience who, in the form of drinks, pizzas and branding, were given the surplus that came from using very cheap actors.

Rather than doing classical well-performed theatre, the point of this performance was to bring the audience and the workers that produce their consumer goods together in the theatre. The “Just Do It” approach gave us the opportunity to make a political interested performance based on curiosity and human interests rather than political slogans.



Performers Shamima Shawket Lovely, Shahnazzarin Sattar Reetu, Tomiz Din Mohammed Akbar R, Mohammad Abdul Wadud Shatabdi, Azad Abdul Kalam Pavel, Ellen Nyman, Thomas Corneliussen, Henrik Jandorf
Concept Jeppe Kristensen, Tue Biering
Text Jeppe Kristensen
Directing Tue Biering
Set-design Nicolaj Spangaa
Light design Ulrik Gad
Sound design Sebastian Lund
Stagemanager Eva Præstiin
Photo Per Morten Abrahamsen

Produced by The Royal Danish Theatre.