A Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium & Juraj Benko Co-Production, presented by Arielle Zilkha
‘The honey badger. Brave. Fearless. Always finds its way or creates one. Can endure almost any harm and never gives up. All of the knowledge and skills passes to its younglings. Until they are capable of starting their own journey of life.’
Even in the deepest darkness, there is a glimmer of light. The past cannot be changed. But perhaps the future can be?
From the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark), Honey Badger is a powerful and visceral look into the consequences of childhood abuse. A man travels back in time and relives his past: neglect, guilt, shame, and the deep longing for love and care.
Directed by the internationally renowned Roberta Carreri (formally Odin Teatret), Juraj Benko performs a poetic stream of memories, where text, music and movement are interwoven into a deeply accessible story of resilience and survival. The audience are taken deep into the child's pain, a pain that still lingers beneath the surface into adulthood, on the way to find hope and reconciliation.
Honey Badger is a courageous work that speaks aloud what too many prefer to keep hidden - the scars that are left on you forever. But still, you can heal and the scars can fade.
Co-production by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark)
Performance by Juraj Benko
Directed by Roberta Carreri
Scenography and Lighting Design: Fausto Pro
Original music: Arielle Zilkha
10 April - 7:30pm*
11 April - 7:30pm
12 April - 2:30pm and 7:30pm
13 April - 7:30pm
*This performance will contain a post show Q&A
** On the 10-11 April, from 11am-4:30pm, Roberta Carreri will be running her seminar 'The Dance of Intentions'. For more information and to book, please go to: https://en.ntl.dk/c/calender/the-dance-of-intentions-uk.
Age suitability: 13+
Content warning: this performance contains references to violence and abuse