Presence Theatre to perform Fredrik Brattberg's THE RETURNING at The Backwell Festival

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

THE RETURNING by Fredrik Brattberg Rehearsed Reading
Backwell Festival 11th July 2015

A mother and father are grieving for the loss of their son Gustav, whom they presume to be dead. Until one day there is a knock at the door and there he is. Their son has returned and daily life is restored, but events soon twist wildly out of control as what seemed to be a bleak tragedy transforms into a brilliant black farce.

Fredrik Brattberg is an award winning Norwegian playwright with a background in classical music composition. His work has been performed in Norway, France, Denmark, Indonesia and New York. In 2012 he won the Ibsen Award for The Returning

"A knockout ... Fredrik Brattberg's razor sharp, totally twisted The Returning ... a play so exciting that you just want to run home with it and show it to everyone you meet on the way." Stewart  Pringle, Exeunt