Theatre / Hamburg & Malmö
„HAP“ - I just want to be miserable like everyone else - by John Foster
The world premiere of a sparkling new comedy by BAFTA award-winning, OFFIE-nominated British playwright and screenwriter John Foster. Presented in collaboration by The English Theatre of Hamburg (Germany), HIT’International (Denmark) and Teaterhuset Bastionen (Sweden/Malmö).
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. This hilarious and quirky comedy about our modern obsession with the pursuit of happiness, shows 2 very different, city-slicker women on either end of a slippery therapist’s couch. Despite 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 - the therapist’s couch.
Cast: Vanessa Poole, Jana Pulkrabek
Directed by: Paul Glaser
Playwright: John Foster
A Manusarts production in collaboration with Playmate Theatre Malmö presenting a Swedish and German cast.
Where: The English Theatre of Hamburg at: Lerchenfeld 4, 22081 Hamburg, Germany
When: 27.07. - 01.08.2021
Where: Bastionen Teater, Norra Vallgatan 28, 211 25 Malmö, Schweden
When: 06.08. - 08.08.4.2021
The Performance is in English
Photo by Filip Orestes Misiak