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The Visit

29. oktober - 27. november: That Theatre Company presents this extraordinary story of Dickens and Andersen

HC Andersen's visit to Charles Dickens. A weekend that lasted 6 weeks! Based on a true story

The year is 1857. The great Charles Dickens had invited the equally great Hans Christian Andersen to come and stay with him ten years previously. Andersen, known for his spontaneity, suddenly turned up on his doorstep almost without warning and a very poor grasp of the English language.
This sets the stage for a whole string of monumental gaffs, misunderstandings and odd adventures with cast of colourful characters against the backdrop of 19th Century England. The man who came to visit for a few days finally left for Denmark after six weeks leaving in his wake a family divided and nervous breakdowns on both sides. Andersen coined the phrase “To travel is to live.” Dickens might have been inspired by his visit to write his famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”


  • Ian Burns
  • Barry Mckenna
  • Peter Holst-Beck

Pracitacal information

  • 29th Oct – 27 Nov 2021
  • Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø
  • Mon-Fri: 19.30/ Sats: 17.00.
  • Matinees every Tuesday & Thursday at 13.00
  • Kr. 40.00-195.00 (group reductions) teaterbilletter.dk / 7020 2096

NB: Performed mainly in English. Running time approximately 85 minutes without an interval.

Funny, intelligent & uplifting theatre!
Bettina Heltberg



Serridslevvej 2

2100 København Ø
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