Bertolt Brechts Svendborg Poems


Why? “Bertolt Brecht’s poems capture the same fear and existential angst as we face today, rendering them more relevant than ever. A major musical experience that leavens the gravity with humour. With Søren Huss responsible for composing and performing the music, need we say more?”


Does peace give way to war just as surely as winter gives way to spring? A poet has fled from burning books, censorship and persecution, and through his poems he tries to put the world he loves and fears into words and images.
Bertolt Brecht is regarded as one of the world’s greatest dramatists, but he was also one of 20th century literature’s greatest lyricists.
His Svendborg Poems date from 1939 and he wrote them “under Danish thatch” in his house at Skovbostand, Svendborg. They present a terrifying picture of Europe as seen through the eyes of a political refugee.

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  • Petra-Leonie Pichler (Director)
  • Ulla Gjedde (Other)
  • Bertolt Brecht (Other)
  • Jakob Bjerregaard Engmann (Idea)
  • Nicolaj Spangaa (Scenographer)
  • Kim Littau (Lighting Designer)
  • Søren Huss (Musician)
  • Jens Gotthelf (Actor)
  • Leif Eric Young (Actor)
  • David Enghuus (Production Lead)
  • Ane Bank Olsen (Performance Lead)
  • Mona Wickstrøm (Skrædder)
  • Anders Brincker (Lydtekniker)
  • Bertolt Brecht (Playwright)
    Søren Huss (Composer)


Teater V i Prøvehallen
Porcelænstorvet 4
2500 Valby