Fix&Foxy is an award-winning Danish theatre company, based in Copenhagen. They are known for their conceptual and innovative ideas driven by a strong social commitment, and for delivering original experiences inside and outside of conventional performing arts spaces.
In 2008, Fix&Foxy re-imagined the popular film Pretty Woman in a production that explored the power dynamics and psychologies of buying another person and selling yourself for money. Each night they paid a sex worker to perform the role of Julia Roberts’ character, Vivian, in three construction site containers placed in the red light district in Vesterbro. The show paid for nine women, who were given stage directions and lines through an earpiece, and the performance sparked real debate on the subject of sex work in the local community.
Fix&Foxy’s radical version of the much-loved sitcom Friends, saw a group of asylum seekers cast as the six friends, hanging out in Monica’s flat and Central Perk, instead of the asylum camps around Copenhagen. The production was performed as a series of 13 episodes, at once both a live theatre performance and sitcom recording in front of a live studio audience.
Their production Welcome to Twin Peaks saw the local inhabitants of Odsherred, including the legal psychiatrist, the high school teacher and the former police investigator, drive audience members through the winter darkness to meet other locals and hear their personal stories. The production was a portrait of Odsherred and investigated our ideas and prejudices about strangers.
This November, the Gate Theatre will present the UK premiere of Fix&Foxy’s Land Without Dreams. This funny, charming and empowering new play invites the audience to imagine a hopeful future, against the backdrop of today’s global economic, environmental and political crises.
Lise Lauenblad starred in the original production in Denmark and is now directing Temi Wilkey in the production at the Gate Theatre.
Here are some images of the original production:
Fix&Foxy’s Land Without Dreams will be at the Gate Theatre between 14 Nov – 7 Dec. Book now.