Winner of the Reumert Award 2020, Special Prize.
Nominated in the category Set Design of the year.
In a village built on red clay with a saloon, gold mine, railway and church, seven South African actors film a western with cowboys and Indians, golddiggers, missionaries and lots of deadly gunfights.
Together with director Tue Biering and choreographer Nhlanhla Mahlangu the actors dive into a time when 35 million hungry and poor Europeans fled west across the Atlantic to get a second chance, conquer gold and eat of the American dream. It will be a deadly journey. Because in God’s own country, neither black nor white lives matter in the pursuit of happiness.
DARK NOON is abuse, a little house on the prairie, whores, pickpockets and what else the Wild West could offer. It is the wild and lawless story of Western civilization told by a group of South African white facing actors. Here the relationship between the West and Africa is turned inside out and the audience never knows what to expect.
DARK NOON is produced in collaboration with Revolver at Republique and supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Bikubenfonden and Beckett-Fonden.
The show was first performed 11 May – 1 June 2019 at, Revolver at Republique in Copenhagen.
03- 27 August 2023, Edinburgh Fringe, Pleasance, Edinburgh, Scotland
30 August – 03 September 2022, Aarhus Festuge,Aarhus, Denmark23-30 July 2022, MAPAS FEST, Tenerife/Gran Canaria, Spain
23 – 25 June 2022, Asphalt Festival, Düsseldorf, Germany
12 – 20 November 2021, Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris, France
25 – 27 November 2021, Next Festival, Théâtre du Nord, Lille, France
“One of the most ambitious and fearless pieces of theatre to be presented at the fringe in the past decade”
Richard Jordan, The Stage
“Extraordinary outsider vision of American history”
“A truly, staggering relentless theatre experience”
British Theatre Guide
The Arts Desk
“Dripping with energy, irony and anger”
“Striking immersive retelling of American history”
“Incredibly exciting theatre experience”, “One of the most ambitious and fearless pieces of theatre to be presented at the fringe in the past decade”
“It’s different and I dare say it’s brilliant. Dark Noon is an excellent example of what modern performing arts has to offer!”
“A dynamic and explosive performance.”
“Hurry up and go see it!”
The 4th. wall
“Fix & Foxy has put together a juicy and powerful ensemble.”
“It forces the audience to think.”
Cast Bongani Bennedict Masango, Joe Young, Lillian Tshabalala, Mandla Gaduka, Siyambonga Alfred Mdubeki, Katlego Kaygee Letsholonyana og Thulani Zwane
Director and Scriptwriter Tue Biering
Choreographer and co-director Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Set Designer Johan Kølkjær
Sound Designer Ditlev Brinth
Light Designer Christoffer Gulløv
Props Designer Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz
Props Coordinator Therese Jensen
Research and Assistant Kathrine Fremming
Carpenter Per Christensen
Carpenter Joakim Rødegaard
Carpenter and props Frederik Rønholt Bogh
Costumier Camilla Lind
Video Designer Rasmus Kreiner
Stage Manager Mia-Luise Heide
Stage Manager Rasmus Rahbek
Production manager Jacob Weitze Mylund
Technical Operator Erik Christoffersen og Jacob Weitze Mylund
Press Manager Anne Bennike
International Producer Annette Max Hansen
Producer Karoline Holm Michelsen
Chief Dramaturge og Curator, Revolver Rikke Hedeager
Photographer and graphic designer Søren Meisner
Director’s Assistant Katinka Hurvig Møller
Costume Designer’s Assistants Lisa Kristensen og Ane Katrine Kjær
Technique Fillip Vilhelmsson
Production Manager Thomas Dotzler
Stage Manager Jacob Weitze Mylund
Sound Manager & Operator Nanna-Karina Schleimann
Assistant Director Katinka Hurvig Møller
Video Rasmus Kreiner
Costume Camilla Lind, Clara Bisgaard, Ane Katrine Schyth Kjær, Sophie Bellin
Producer Annette Max Hansen
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