First You’re Born


A Byre Theatre and Plutôt la Vie Co-Production

Directed by Tim Licata
Design by Karen Tennent
Lighting by Lizzie Powell
Music by Andrew Cruickshank

Performed by Natalie Bennett   Ian Cameron   Richard Conlon   Mary Gapinski   Sean Hay   Anita Vettesse

The Byre Theatre & Plutôt la Vie present the British Première of First You’re Born (1999 Reumert Award Winner), a deliciously absurd romantic comedy by Danish playwright Line Knutzon, one of Scandinavia’s most innovative and acclaimed contemporary dramatists.

A Romantic Comedy by Line Knutzon

First You’re Born follows six social misfits whose lives change unexpectedly as they stumble out of their apartments… and into each other: Axel and Bimsy love each other but split up on a whim; Viktor is one big headache; agoraphobic sisters Tis and Lis consider a trip to the post-box a major expedition and Tudeberg’s main asset is his ability to clean.

A comedy about chaos, loneliness, love and the emotional threads which tie us all together, First You’re Born is Plutôt La Vie’s second touring production following the highly acclaimed A Clean Sweep. “Innovative theatre that defies classification” The Sunday Times

- ‘Seinfeld mixed with Dr Seuss’