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Book now 29 Jan – 15 Feb

Old Times
by Harold Pinter

29 Jan – 2 Feb 202

Cast: Andreas Lyon, Jana Pulkabrek, Dina Rosenmeier


Extended dates:

5 – 15 February 2020

Performing at:
Matrikel 1
Gammel Strand 26
1200 KBH K

Cast: Tom Hale, Dina Rosenmeier, Camilla Søeberg



The human perception of memory, of where reality ends and fantasy begins, is explored in one of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s most famous plays.


“This HIT production of ‘Old Times’ must rank as one of the sexiest ever adaptations of renowned playwright Harold Pinter’s work….Its unlimited angles gave the audience the sense they were really look into someone’s living room as a voyeur…HIT has once again succeeded in masterfully presenting an absorbing re-interpretation of Pinter’s work.”
(CPH Post  5 stars  January 31st, 2020 | by Roselyne Min)

“Det engelske sprog er som skabt til Pinters dramatik. Det er en fornøjelse at høre det spillet på engelsk…. Gå på opdagelse i det pinterske univers, og start for eksempel med ”Old Times” i Krudttønden. Det er en stor, livgivende og intens dødelig oplevelse.”
Ørkendrømme blog: (January 31, 2020 | by Michael Svennevig )

“Det er sproglig elegance….Old Times er fulde fire stjerner værd.”
(POV. International 4 stars January 30, 2020 | by Steen Blendstrup )


In this unsettling drama, married couple Kate and Deeley receive a visitor from Kate’s past and what begins as a playful game of light reminiscing over the exciting days of their youth, twists and turns as the recollections differ.

What are the consequences when love and lust turn to brutal jealousy? Who actually had sex with whom, or who will?

As this triangle battles to make the truth of the narrative theirs, who will ultimately win?

A steamy re-interpretation of a classic love triangle, with an exciting international cast:

Andreas Lyon, Jana Pulkrabek, Dina Rosenmeier, Camilla Søeberg, Tom Hale.

Directed by: Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen

Assistant director: Hector Smith

Stage Manager: Joan Bentsen & Lakeisha Salto
Sound Designer: Karl Heding

A conflict-charged erotic play, with its intangible elements of the metaphysical, one of the masterpieces by the master playwright himself, Harold Pinter.

Produced by: HIT
Co-producer: Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre
Length: 2 hours
Recommended from ages  15 and up
Performance is in English

Playwright: Harold Pinter

(Photos: Filip Orestes)

Meet the cast:

Andreas Lyon (Deeley )
Danish-American actor Andreas lives in Copenhagen. With a background in Grotowski-based techniques, Andreas was based in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2017. As a member of SAG-AFTRA, he starred in TV series such as CSI: NY, Weeds and Key & Peele, to name a few. He has studied at the Margie Habers Advanced Program and been a student and assistant teacher at The LaValle Actors Workshop for eight years. After returning to Denmark, he has been working as a teacher for actors through DSF and can also be seen on Danish television, in DR’s series Deception and Frederick 9. Alongside the theatre, Andreas loves everything Brazilian and likes to dedicate much of his spare time to altruistic purposes.

Tom Hale (Deeley)
American ex-patriate Tom holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Texas and graduation from the Groundling’s School in Los Angeles. Living in Denmark for the past 16 years, Tom has worked in film, television and theatre. His credits include: Dirch, En Soap, Ørnen, Forbrydelsen, Bedraget (Follow the Money), I Kill Giants, Nord and more. On the Copenhagen theater scene, amongst many other productions, Tom is a regular HIT man. His credits include: The Original Play; Patriot’s guide to America , Sex and betrayal, the critically acclaimed Harold Pinter’s “The Lover.”

Dina Rosenmeier (Anna)
Danish actress Dina studied acting at the Sa Nau Teatro School in Spain, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, Larry Moss Studio and Stella Adler in Los Angeles. She is a dedicated volunteer activist for children’s rights and works internationally in theatre, film and television. Some of her credits include Criminal Minds (television), The Writer, Fuel, Reality Check (film), Miss Julie, Bateau Lavoir de Picasso, House of Bernarda Alba, Hedda Gabler, The Stronger, No Exit -Reloaded, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. (theatre)

Jana Pulkrabek (Kate)
German actress Jana is a writer, director and producer. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and The Actor’s Studio in New York. She wrote and directed, for example, Opera / Ballett / National Theater Kiel and Altonaer Theater Hamburg. Her production “Myth Kafka – Worlds of a Visionary” opened the CPH stage in 2015. She lives between Hamburg and Copenhagen, co-founded HIT and launched the Move the North festival. ( Jana has worked in film, television and theatre productions such as: The Clean House, The Lover, No Exit reloaded (all theater); Occasus (film), I Marry My Wife (TV)

Camilla Søeberg (Kate)

Danish actress Camilla, debuted in Bille August’s “Twist and Shout”. She lived for several years in Los Angeles, where she starred in television and film productions “The Empty Mirror” and “Mousehunt”, and studied Meisner Technique with Julie Garfield. Today Camilla lives in Denmark with her American husband, and her work includes “The Class Party”, “The Pig”, and the international “Spür Der Hoffnung” for NDR. Camilla has a master’s degree in psychology, and also works therapeutically with children and young people.

The Clean House /Sep 19 – Oct 6 2019

By Sarah Ruhl

CphPost ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kulturtid ⭐⭐⭐⭐
CphCulture ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pov.International ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“…as an ensemble, the acting by the cast rises superbly to reach new heights”
“…the funniest play I’ve ever seen in Copenhagen”
“Touching play resonates with us all…
Ensembles don’t come along like this very often…Masterclass in direction…”

A powerful, dramatic and magical romantic comedy
September 19th – October 6th 2019
Performing at Krudttønden, in English

Buy tickets :


Would anybody like to hear a joke?”

Brazilian comedienne Matilde, a sassy young Latina newly arrived in the U.S. finds unsurprisingly no one will pay to hear her rural jokes in Portuguese. Instead she must clean for the upper classes – specifically the unhappily- married, careerwoman Doctor Lane  – and also cope with the arrival of Lane’s fetish cleaner-sister, Virginia.

While Matilde tries to think up the world’s best joke – in Portuguese! –  instead of cleaning, she waits for better things to come , hopes to meet a soulmate, and ponders – what makes ultimately a good deathbed scene?

Meanwhile Matilde’s new employer’s household crumbles hilariously around them, with the arrival of the husband’s mistress. Charles is another highly successful surgeon and his mistress Ana,  Lane’s mysterious Argentinian rival,  is  interestingly her husband’s patient.

Apples fall, hearts are broken. Matilde finds cleaning makes her sad, but it is nothing compared to the sadness of finding your soulmate and then letting them go, in a world where we are all apparently,  outsiders looking in.

Funny, tender and emotionally rich, this is a hugely entertaining 2005 Pulitzer finalist play about the chaos of marriage, life and falling in love. With magical realism and romantic cliché, it ultimately finds humour even in sorrow.

Buy tickets :

Cast: Jens Blegaa, Isabel Escudero Zorde, Vanessa Poole, Jana Pulkrabek, Tina Robinson
Director:  Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen
Set Design: Jonathon Perry
Light & Sounddesign: Paul Damade
Written by: Sarah Ruhl
Produced by Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre & Manusarts

The Clean House is a HIT production, a collaboration between Down the Rabbit Hole and Manusarts.
(Photo credit: Filip Misiak Orestes)

With a highly experienced cast,  HIT ensemble regulars and the fresh face of Isabel Escudero Zorde as Matilde.

This Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist play from 2004 written in English comes highly recommended, not only for theatre-lovers of all kinds but also for lovers and speakers of Portuguese.

Yale-based playwright Sarah Ruhl is a new, highly respected and very important award-winning contemporary American playwright , whose writing has taken the American theatre world by storm, especially with this  much-loved play. The Clean House  was her breakthrough piece and has been produced throughout Britain and North America but never in English in Scandinavia. Don’t miss this rare, beautiful and tender piece of comedic drama about loving,  living and dying.

Performing at:
Serridslevvej 2, 2100
København Ø

Performances are
September 19th – October 6th.
Tuesday – Saturday at 20:00
Sunday at 17:00
(Mondays no show)

The performance lasts about 2 hours including an interval.