MIRA - the girl from far away

Stage 4, Sara kulturhus, Skellefteå

Musical theater gem about opening the door and letting in those who need a safe haven...

On a cold winter evening, Mira knocks on the door of a lonely little cottage. Svea, who lives in there, really wants to be alone, but still decides to open. There's something about Mira. She looks so different. She is so different. She laughs and sings for seemingly no reason and speaks a language no one seems to understand. At least not Svea. It stirs something in her.

A longing to also laugh and play with others – it awakens a desire to belong. A visually beautiful and poetic little gem of musical theater where language is not central, but what happens between us... and within us.

Svea and Mira's meeting - with words that we may not understand but with actions that all people understand raises the question of daring to open the door and let in those who need a safe haven.

With the help of the theaterall magical means and with no language skills required, the audience gets to step into a world of new possibilities and then at the end dance out into a hopefully brighter reality.

The set is based on Annika Thor and Maria Jönsson's acclaimed picture book from 2014, which was awarded the Elsa Beskow plaque. The book is Annika Thor's picture book debut, she is known above all as an acclaimed author of adult and youth novels, such as An island in the sea and Sanning or consequence – the latter August prize-winning and made into a film.

30Sep 18:00 - 18:45 Stage 4, Sara kulturhus
01Oct 13:00 - 13:45 Stage 4, Sara kulturhus
18Oct 18:00 - 18:45 Stage 4, Sara kulturhus
25Nov 18:00 - 18:45 Stage 4, Sara kulturhus
26Nov 13:00 - 13:45 Stage 4, Sara kulturhus

Contact information

Kanalgatan 43b
Contact: Maria Asserud
Phone: +46-705695632

Organizer: Västerbottensteatern AB

E-mail: maria.asserud@vasterbottens...


Script & director: Bobo Lundén
Scenography and costume: Ulla Karlsson
Composer: Mattias Kågström
Mask design: Helena Andersson
Sound design: Arnaud Spicq
Cast: Sonja Lindblom, Nina Irendotter