December-January Events: It’s Live! What better way to start 2023 than with ‘Frankenstein’

December-January Events: It’s Live!  What better way to start 2023 than with ‘Frankenstein’

6-28 Jan, performances Mon-Fri 20:00, Sat 17:00; Teatret ved blacke hest, Vesterbrogade 150, Frederiksberg; DKK 180,
Why Not Theater Company is trying their luck in January for a change with a run of their new version of Frankenstein written by local playwright Tanya Mastilo, winner of the 2020 Reumert Award for her stunning play ‘The Cheyenne are Leaving’. Other regulars involved are artistic director Sue Hansen-Styles, who appears to be playing the ‘monster’ if the promo volumes are anything to go by, and actor Nathan Meister.

Same shit, different planet
25 Jan-25 Feb, performances Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5pm; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø; DKK 180,
This is the third part of the trilogy written by That Theater Company resident playwright Fergal O’Byrne, creator of ‘Extremophiles’ and ‘Rub-A-Dub-Dub’. Set in a Martian dental surgery, it has been described as an emotional, funny, touching, whimsical, robotic, thirsty, thoughtful, dusty comedy. Among the cast are That Theatre’s regulars Katrin Weisser and Peter Vinding, while artistic director and founder Ian Burns is on board to direct.

31 Jan-6 February; Library Rentemestervej, Rentemestervej 76, Cph NV;
For over 10 years now, Copenhagen Theater Circle has been delighting international audiences with their take on the traditional British pantomime. Expect comedy, singing, cross-dressing and plenty of audience interaction. It is perfect for children and families. Joining the cast this year is CTC legend Frank Theakston, our Page 13 columnist, who is making a comeback at the age of 80. What’s next? King Lear?

Crazy Christmas Cabaret: ‘Don Calzone’
ongoing, ends Jan 14; The glass hall at Tivoli; from DKK 360,; 135 min
This Crazy Christmas Edition will take us away from the dreary Danish winter to sunny 1980s Miami Beach, where the Calzone family is in crisis again! Most of the team returns from last year, so expect show creator and London Toast co-founder Vivienne McKee (see page 10 for her column), David Bateson, Katrine Falkenberg, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy and Andrew Jeffers as The Dame. See our review on page 17 (SS)

Christmas in Tivoli
ongoing, ends December 31; Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; standard entry: DKK 145;
The 28th Christmas season in Tivoli begins on 19 November with Santa welcoming the first guests in his new house built on the square overlooking the Christmas village. The lights on the Christmas tree will be switched on at the Great Fountain, accompanied by celebrities, while the Tivoli Gardens Brass Band and Storybook Theater elves will also entertain. (SS)

Christmas at Designmuseum Denmark
9-11 Dec, Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-17:00; Design Museum Denmark, Bredgade 68, Cph K; free admission with museum entrance, otherwise: DKK 20
With more than 70 designers and professional craftsmen, this is the chance to pick up a unique gift: from ceramics and glass to jewelery and textiles. (SS)

Carlsberg Market
Every weekend in December, 10:00-17:00; Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Cph V; free admin
Carlsberg is once again holding its Christmas market in the historic surroundings of the former brewery. Try beer and stroll around the stalls with Carlsberg products. (SS)

Højbro Square Market
ongoing, ends Dec 21, open Mon-Wed 11:00-20:00, Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-22:30, Sun 12:00-19:00; Højbro Pl, Cph K;
In the heart of the old town, the international Christmas market is based on the typical German Weihnachtsmarkt concept. The wooden cabins are imported from Tyrol and many exhibitors come from Germany. (SS)

Globe Christmas quiz
December 15, 7:15 p.m.; Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; DKK 50, five per team
The winners receive DKK 1,200. And who knows, the odd rollover has been known to go too. Back-to-back quizzes after the cancellation of 22. September edition.

The Nutcracker on the Royal Theatre’s Old Stage
ends Dec 21, Wed-Fri 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 1pm & 5pm; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; DKK 135-805,
Enjoy George Balanchine’s version of ‘The Nutcracker’ set to Tchaikovsky’s music at home at Danish Ballet. Going and seeing it is a beautiful Danish Christmas tradition. (SS)

New Year’s concert
December 30, 7:00 p.m.; 31 Dec, 12:00 & 17:45 The Opera, Store Stage, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; DKK 205-1,315,
Enjoy KGL’s year-end event, New Year’s Concert. The Royal Orchestra never fails to disappoint, regardless of the genre they perform. This time the first half is jazz and the second classical!

Messiah on the street
14 December at 19.00 & 15 December at 19.00; Niels Hemmingsens Gade 5, Cph K; 160k,
Two street performances of ‘Messiah’ by the Copenhagen Oratorio Choir outside the Helligaand Church. Among the performers are soprano Signe Sneh Durholm, countertenor Stephen Yesata, bass Martin Hatlo, tenor David Danholt and conductor Torsten Mariegaard. (SS)

Christmas in the Cathedral
December 15, 7:00 p.m.; Roskilde Cathedral, Domkirkestræde 10, Roskilde; from DKK 150;
Enjoy a Christmas concert while Roskilde Cathedral’s Boys and Girls Choir performs ‘Handels Messiah’. (SS)

CPH Musical Theater Christmas concert
17 Dec, 15:00 & 19:00, LiteraturHaus, Møllegade 7, Cph N; DKK 95,
Expect plenty of Christmas show stoppers. (SS)

Kongens Nytorv Market
ongoing, ends December 22, open Mon-Thu 11:00-19:00, Thu 11:00-20:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00; Kongens Nytorv, Cph K; free access
In the city center there is a market that gathers the Christmas essence of the Danes. Santa will be there for photos surrounded by the aroma of hot drinks and sweets. (SS)

HC Andersen Market
ongoing, ends December 21; Nytorv, Hulgårdsvej 27, Cph K; free admin, christmas
An adventurous Christmas market in the heart of Copenhagen. All the stalls are named after HC Andersen’s fairy tales, and you can even meet the famous author in person and have your picture taken with him. (SS)

Little Simz
December 14, 8:00 p.m.; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S
This British rapper, singer and actress is hip-hop’s biggest up-and-comer. (SS)

Dragør Market
ends December 18, Sat & Sun 12:00-17:00; Badstuevæl, Dragør;
Come to the old town in Dragør and discover the Christmas stalls that fill Badstuevælen’s central square. Buy small gifts and enjoy sweet mulled wine. (SS)

Anglican Christmas
December 24, 12pm & 11pm; December 25, 10:30 a.m.; St Albans Church, Churchillparken 11, Cph K;
Celebrate Christmas Eve at family birthdays at 12.00 or the midnight mass on Christmas Eve at 11.30 p.m. On the 25th, the Christmas Day Eucharist begins at 10.30 am. And in the run up, don’t miss the Carol Service (December 11 at 4pm & December 12 at 7pm). All services are in English. (SS)

Christmas on the Hill
ongoing, ends Dec 22; Dyrehavevej 62, Klampenborg; free admin;
The world’s longest-running theme park has a traditional food market. Father Christmas will be there with his singing reindeer to put on a show for the whole family. (SS)

The Nutcracker in Tivoli
ends Dec 23, Tue-Thu 7pm, Fri 4pm, Sat 12.30 & 4pm, Sun 12.30pm; Tivoli Concert Hall; DKK 220-690,
It takes place in Tivoli itself on a Christmas night in the late 1800s, and the Danish Queen Margrethe II designed both the scenography and the costumes for this production! (SS)

Graven’s Edge Quiz
20 Dec; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entrance fee DKK 30
A maximum of four per team, that’s 1,000 kroner for the winners and a case of beer for the second. Two rounds of beer, and a shot at last place!

Christmas in the Concert House
December 18, 8:00 p.m.; DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S
Enjoy a wide variety of Christmas carols, from Whitney Houston and Ella Fitzgerald to Disney.

KGL Christmas concert
December 13, 5:30 p.m.; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K;
A traditional show for the whole family including excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. (SS)

Black pink
December 15, 7:00 p.m.; Royal Arena, Hannemanns Allé 20, Cph S
This K-Pop act is one of the world’s biggest girl bands.

Source: The Nordic Page

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