A brilliant quirky new comedy in English
Directed by Paul Glaser
A heart-warming and hilarious comedy about love, loneliness and our modern obsession with the pursuit of happiness.
Two very different city-slicker women, on either end of a slippery therapist’s couch!
Meet Hap. Despite all attempts to be a miserablist she can’t ever be unhappy. Unhappy at being happy, she visits Doctor Marples seeking a cure. Doctor Marples, herself desperate for joy, doesn’t know how to be happy in the first place!
Through the ongoing monotony of Brexit, Corona and takeaways-for-one, Hap and her doctor find to their surprise, giggles and romance in the most unlikely of places.This play is one quirky, breathless ride you do not want to miss!
On stage; Vanessa Poole; Jana Pulkrabek
Director Paul Glaser returns to Malmö
HAP marks the return to Sweden as director of Swedish-born musical theatre star Paul Glaser, currently Artistic Director of The English Theatre of Hamburg, Germany’s oldest private English-language theatre. Audiences in Malmö will remember Paul on stage as “Tony” in Westside Story at Slagthuset, as “Jack” in Into the Woods, from the TV series Solstollarna, as “Nicole” in La Cage Aux Folles with Jan Malmsjö, among many other starring roles. Paul, a highly accomplished international theatre director & composer, who directed among others "Thrill Me" by Stephen Dolginoff at West End’s Jermyn Street Theatre 2016, is now directing HAP in Hamburg and in Malmö.
A world premiere and a first-time comedy
HAP is the one and only comedy written by acclaimed British playwright John Foster. John Foster has received a host of awards for his otherwise film noir-style dark and powerful plays and screenplays for British and American audiences and is co-founder of Doppelganger Productions, a new writing theatre company. Playmate is delighted!_______________
Directed by Paul Glaser from the English Theatre of Hamburg, HAP is part of the official 2021 Move the North (www.movethenorth.com) cross-border-festival program; presented by HIT International (Denmark), The English Theatre of Hamburg (Germany), Teaterhuset Bastionen (Sweden) and in Sweden, in collaboration with Playmate Theatre Malmö.
HAP is produced by Manusarts GmbH.
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