by Lars Norén
" - You make me so unhappy. Afraid … And empty.
I just feel like running away … back to …
- To where?
- To you."
DEMONS by Lars Norén is a dark, bitterly amusing take on human relationships and their ability to descend into toxicity and madness. Set in a Stockholm apartment in 1982, on the eve of a funeral, two couples - Frank and Katarina; Jenna and Tomas - share an evening together. Fuelled by alcohol, grief and repressed lust, the result is an absurdly humorous, sometimes shocking series of events…
Norén deals with the issues of love, infidelity and family dysfunction with dark humour and comments on the madness of modern relationships in a shrewd and at times morbid way. This play touches on the issue of domestic violence.
" - Did anyone ever say 'I love you. I can't live without you?'"
Lars Norén 2007 © Michiel Hendryckx
"Lars Norén, regarded by many as the greatest Swedish playwright since Strindberg ... dealt with the love-hate relationships of modern dysfunctional families."
"Emotionally powerful and sombre … spiced with absurd humour."
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The Cast of
Althyr Pivatto worked as an actor and producer for six years in Brazil before moving to the UK, where he graduated from the Actor/Director PGDip course at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting. Credits include 'Creditors' at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden and co-directing ''Ave a Butchers" at the Edinburgh Fringe. He recently directed three stage readings at the Park Theatre and two short plays in a directors showcase at the Southwark Playhouse. Althyr now teaches on the PG course at the GFCA in Soho.
Gabriel Scortia is a Romanian-Italian actor trained at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in London. He started his performing career with ballroom dancing in Romania at the age of 8. He then joined an amateur theatre company in Italy in 2009 and studied cinematography at the Romeur Academy before deciding to moving to the UK. He recently completed shooting the sci-fi short film 'REALITY'.
Maya Moes is a Luxembourgish actress based in London. She graduated from the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in Soho in 2018 having previously gained an MA in English and Film Studies from the University of Dundee. She is currently appearing on stage in Luxembourg in 'The Red Thread'. Upcoming projects for 2019 include short film 'Virtue' and mini online period drama 'All the Wild Roses'.
Coco Azoitei is an actor and professional violinist. She graduated in 2004 from the Royal Academy of Music with a DipRAM and the Beare Prize for an outstanding final recital. Appearing as on-stage violinist in Strindberg's 'Easter' directed by Dominic Dromgoole in 2005 ignited her desire to act, and after a job in the BBC Concert Orchestra, Coco trained full-time at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting. She is represented by IAG Commercials and recently appeared in short film 'REALITY'.
Duarte Bandeira trained as an actor at the Cours Florent acting school in Paris and at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in London. Over the past three years he has worked on several theatre productions doing shows in London, Edinburgh, Paris and Lisbon. Duarte has written several plays and was most recently invited to perform his one man show 'Sailing' at the White Bear Theatre after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.