Available for touring

Dark Noon

an african western about European migration


May 11 - June 1, 2019 - Revolver at Republique

Nominated for Reumert Award 2020 in two categories:
Special prize of the year
Set design of the year by Johan Kølkjær

★★★★★
“Dark Noon throws everything into the mix in
this grand mélange of representation. It forces
the audience to think.”
Politiken

★★★★★★
“It’s different and I dare to say it’s brilliant. Dark Noon is an excellent example of what modern performing arts can offer!”
Ungt Teaterblod

★★★★★★
“A dynamic and explosive performance.”
CPHCulture

★★★★
“Hurry up and go see it!”
The 4th. wall

★★★★★★
“Fix & Foxy have put together an ensemble of juice and power.”
Sceneblog.dk

“Tue Biering and Nhlanhla Mahlangu’s South African Western challenges the self-understanding of the Danish audience with whitefacing and a festive slave auction.”
Norsk Shakespeare Tidskrift

In a village built on red clay soil with saloon, gold mine, railway and church, seven South African actors plays out a western with cowboys and Indians, gold diggers and deadly gunfights. Along with director Tue Biering, the actors dive into a time, when 35 million hungry and poor Europeans fled across the Atlantic to get a second chance, conquer gold and hunt the American dream.

Dark Noon is white facing, lawlessness, The Little House on the Prairie, whores, pickpockets and other good and bad things from the Wild West. Dark Noon is the relationship between the West and Africa turned inside-out and the audience never knows what to expect.

Director Tue Biering
Choreographer and co-director Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Performers Bongani Bennedict Masango, Joe Young, Lillian Tshabalala, Mandla Gaduka, Siyambonga Alfred Mdubeki, Katlego Kaygee Letsholonyana and Thulani Zwane
Set designer Johan Kølkjær
Sound designer Ditlev Brinth
Light designer Christoffer Gulløv
Props designer  Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz
Props coordinator Therese Jensen
Director’s assistant Katinka Hurvig Møller
Researcher and assistant Kathrine Fremming
Carpenter Per Christensen and Joakim Rødegaard
Carpenter Frederik Rønholt Bogh
Costume designer Camilla Lind
Costume designer’s assistant Lisa Kristensen og Ane Katrine Kjær
Video designer Rasmus Kreiner
Stage manager Mia-Luise Heide and Rasmus Rahbek
Production manager Jacob Weitze Mylund
Press officer Anne Bennike
Producer Karoline Holm Michelsen
International producer Annette Max Hansen
Administrator Christine Bibaud and Erling Larsen at/Scene42
Head dramaturge and curator/Revolver Rikke Hedeager
Photographer and graphic designer Søren Meisner

Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Bikubenfonden and Beckett-Fonden.

Dark Noon is produced in collaboration with Revolver at Republique.