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We have an award-winning Danish play, now we just need a bathroom set to perform it in. Spend a penny to help us build the set!
We have an award-winning Danish play, now we just need a bathroom set to perform it in. Spend a penny to help us build the set!
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We have an award-winning Danish play, now we just need a bathroom set to perform it in. Spend a penny to help us build the set!

Helmer Hardcore is the electrifying modern day sequel to Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House (which we are also performing!). Solely set in Helmer’s bathroom this gripping Scandinavian drama cuts to the heart of the human condition.

Nora, the main character of A Doll’s House, leaves her husband Helmer at the end of the play (Ooops, spoilers!). Over the years, much has been written about what happened to Nora ...

"But what about Helmer? Did he just sit in a corner feeling ashamed for the next hundred years or did he become a happier, wilder and greedier man after Nora left him. Helmer Hardcore is the modern-day story of how Helmer went amok once the door had shut behind Nora.” (Jakob Weis).

Did we mention the whole thing is set in a bathroom?

Helmer Hardcore by Jakob Weis 

Translated by Paul Russell Garrett 

Dates: 2 - 22 November  

Venue: Rose Lipman Building (East London)

www.foreignaffairs.org.uk

Why you should help 

We have an amazing, award-winning Danish play that we want to share with the world (the English language world premiere no less!), we have a phenomenal cast ready to bring it to life, we have a fantastic venue to host it, what we don’t have is a set.

We would all find it difficult to live without our bathrooms, for us it’s impossible! How often in life can you say that buying a toilet helped the arts? Well in this case it would be true! We don’t want to be caught short, so please spend a penny (or two) with us!

Who we are 

[Foreign Affairs] is an international theatre company based in East London with its heart beating in every corner of the world. The company was formed in 2010 by Camila França and Trine Garrett to cultivate a creative environment in which people from all walks of life can come together to explore, work, develop and showcase new and exciting ideas.

Today we are six women of five nationalities, brought together by our passion for living, breathing theatre. As a team, we are fearless, playful and at times a little mad. We also share a weakness for homemade cake.

We create vibrant, passionate and physically connected work that moves and matters, embracing equality and placing humanity centre stage.

Other ways you can help us 

We would LOVE for you to get involved - to join us in this project. We understand that not everyone will be able to support us financially. So here are some other ways you can join in:

  • Share this page with your online networks 
  • Like and share our Facebook/Twitter pages 
  • Have your say - comment + tweet about the project

If you’d like to do it but don’t know what to say, here’s a suggested text to share:

Help Helmer get his loo! Not just a kickstarter but a great project too! #TheHelmerProject #ScandiDrama

Risks and challenges

We understand that setbacks can occur, we've been bringing theatre to mad venues for over five years now and we've learned to always have a plan B, C and D ready.

We’ve got our cast. We’ve got our team. We've got our show. The dates are confirmed and we've got our venue. All we need now is the set - Helmer’s loo ...

That’s where you come in!

This is our biggest project to date and we want you to be part of it!
Please help us today by contributing to our campaign or by spreading the word.

Thank you for reading and thank you for your support!

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    Social media shout out directly from the loo (#FromHelmersLoo), personalised cast video message from Helmer’s loo (just for you!), 2 tickets for Helmer Hardcore (see the loo in action!) + exclusive loo gift - get the loo seat signed by the cast and creative team (in permanent marker!) and shipped to your door.

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