Against All Odds



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

22 children between 10 – 14 years 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.

Against All Odds is produced in collaboration with Betty Nansen Teatret and supported by the Danish Arts Foundation & Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.

The show was first played 19 January – 2 February 2019 at Betty Nansen Teatret in Copenhagen.
The second and new edition of the show played 21 November – 16 December at Teater Nordkraft in Aalborg.

”This show is just as relevant as it was when first performed in 2019.” Ungt Teaterblod

”This is perhaps the most important show at the northern jutlandic theatres this season.” Nordjyske

A strong and effective constellation.”

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

One of the best bids on how to make engaging theatre.
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“AGAINST ALL ODDS is thought-provoking theater that not only makes you wiser about reality but also about yourself.” Scenekanten

“The children in Against All Odds are real. Although it is others who have written their lines and selected the statistics they present. Therefore, they go under the skin.” POV International

“Fix&Foxy has once again made a strong and thought-provoking piece of documentary theater of its very own genre.” Magasinet KBH


Cast (Teater Nordkraft, 2023) Lærke Leding Vendelbjerg, Freja Vestergaard, Elias Mark Østergaard, Golshifteh Peyrovi, Rebecca Heiberg Noe, My Danoroa Ingemann Molden, Lisa Grønkjær, Luka Marie Weinreich Vilks, Storm Jens Uldahl Buus, Ellen Sonne Hardenberg, Theresa Christiansen, Emmelie Søndergård Høj Hansen, Louisa Spliid Bjerring, Victoria Edel Neve Enggård, Malthe Alexander Jensen, Maja Bruun Nørgaard, Rima Mulugeta Zaid, Jasmina Damgaard, Merhawi Tedros, Freya Helene Thomsen, Kisanet, Sofia F. Wilhelmsen, Alaa Haj Rashid
Cast (Betty Nansen Teatret, 2019) Anna Olympia Bøss, Artianne Olivia Søgaard Andersen, Asta Bundgaard Wanscher, Conrad Bengtsson, David Prammann Schrøder, Emma Skov Dahl Christiansen, Falke Lindegaard Hvidtfeldt, Felix Worsøe Alegre, Frederikke Holm Bergendorff, Ida Møller, Isak William Bjerregaard, Jaafar Machal, Kajsa Krogh Larsen, Luka Gry Selander, Michael Basse Theobald, Molly Grand, Nicholai Kristensen, Ronja Emilie Clemens Tillebeck, Samir Abdi Elmi, Thea Hagelskjær Godskesen, Ursula Outzen, Zeraphina Corrie Bendtsen

Director and concept
 Tue Biering
Costume and set designer Karin Gille
Choreographer, caster & co-director Freja Rault-Lykkeberg
Co-director (2023) Katinka Hurvig Møller
Drama pedagogue, Teater Nordkraft (2023) Tine Pejstrup
Stage manager, Teater Nordkraft (2023) Birgitte Bisgaard Nielsen
Production manager, Teater Nordkraft (2023) Mikkel Ove
Sound designer Janus Jensen
Light designer Malte Hauge
Sound technician, Teater Nordkraft (2023) Jonas Hvid Brimer
Lighting technician, Teater Nordkraft (2023) Mads Eckert Hermansen
Caster, coordinator & narrative consultant (2019) Nanna Bøndergaard Buttens
Dramaturge Tanja Diers
Directors assistant (2019) Katinka Hurvig Møller
Researcher Kristoffer Lundberg, Freja Rault-Lykkeberg, Astrid Louise Rasmussen, Tanja Diers, Katinka Hurvig Møller, Amanda Højbjerg Jacobsen & Tue Biering
Production manager Sigurd Damgaard
Props coordinator Therese Jensen
Stage manager Pernille Kabell
Costume maker Camilla Lind
Press and communications manager Anne Bennike
Communications officer Katrine Haugaard
Producer Karoline Holm Michelsen
Photographer and video Søren Meisner
Assistant Maj Liv Holen


Picture 1, 2:
Rehearsals at Betty Nansen Teatret (both backstage and on stage) where the original show premiered in 2019. 


Picture 3, 4, 5, 6:
2019 Reumert award show: the show won ‘Performance of the Year’. All the kids, and all the kids only, came on stage to receive their award. Later on that night, stage manager Pernille Kabel, co-directer Katinka Hurvig Møller and director Tue Biering got their chance to touch the award.


Picture 7:
Coreographer, co-directer and caster Freja Rault Lykkeberg gives instructions in the rehearsal room during the new run of AGAINST ALL ODDS at Teater Nordkraft in Aalborg, 2023.


Picture 8:
Stage manager Birgitte Nielsen gives instructions in the rehearsal room during the new run of AGAINST ALL ODDS at Teater Nordkraft in Aalborg, 2023.


Picture 9:
Artistic Director of Teater Nordkraft, Minna Johannesson, volunteered to be the ‘grown up expert’ during rehearsals of the new run of AGAINST ALL ODDS at Teater Nordkraft in Aalborg, 2023.


Picture 10:
Co-director Katinka Hurvig Møller practizes extreme multi-tasking during rehearsals of the new run of AGAINST ALL ODDS at Teater Nordkraft in Aalborg, 2023.


Picture 11:
the fix+foxy team evaluates together on November 29th, 2023