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Castle of Joy

The new year brings Faroese drama to the UK for the very first time, on stage at London’s Barbican Centre. Innovative Faroese theatre group, Det Ferösche Compagnie, will be performing their new play, Castle of Joy, from 28 February to 2 March at The Pit theatre in the Barbican Centre.

Castle of Joy is written and directed by Búi Dam and inspired by the real life and work of Pól Jóhannus Poulsen. Born in 1925, Pól Jóhannus was shunned as an eccentric in his small village society, but this did not stop him from pursuing his dream of constructing his own fantastic world of tangled jumble. This epic tale of love, loss and art, performed by Kristina Sørensen Boogaard and Búi Dam, with music written and performed by Dánjal á Neystabø, features intense physicality, an imaginative set and a tender score with live piano playing.

The Representation of the Faroe Islands and the Barbican Centre are pleased to invite friends and colleagues attending the opening night performance at 19:45 on Wednesday 28 February to an after-show reception at the Barbican Brasserie by Searcy’s on the 2nd floor of the Barbican Centre.

This will be an opportunity to meet the performers and enjoy refreshments with other theatre- lovers and supporters of Faroese arts.

We strongly advise you to secure your ticket for the opening night performance well in advance to avoid disappointment. Further performances will be at 19:45 on Thursday 29 February (followed by a post-show talk), Friday 1 March and Saturday 2 March, as well as an afternoon performance at 14:30 on Saturday 2 March. All tickets can be purchased on the following link. 

If you wish to attend the after-show reception on Wednesday 28 February, we kindly ask you to sign up in advance, as spaces are limited. Please RSVP by replying to


February 28
March 2


Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London , EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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