A murdered man, eight suspect women

By on January 14, 2018
Carl Bengtsson

A murdered man, eight suspect women – premiere for the crime comedy Eight women at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

January 25th, the theater spring will begin at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern with Sweden premier for Eight women. There will be murder, song and hair spray at the Klarascenen. In two of the main roles, Siw Malmkvist and Sharon Dyall are seen. Director makes Anna Novovic, to everyday life manager of the Summer Scene Malmö. Eight women become her directing debut at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

– We are longing for the audience! This is a comic crime story, and comedies and criminal stories require their audience. Now, we want to see, who or which of the eight women will the audience suspect first? Or laugh out loud at? We’re ready, says Anna Novovic.

Eight women are a French piece written in 1958 by Robert Thomas. 2002 became the play movie, a hailed black comedy by François Ozon with among others Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Deneuve in the main roles. In the set of Klarascenen, we get, instead of French chansons, amazing Swedish musical earrings from the 60’s and 70’s!

A wealthy family gathered to celebrate Christmas in an isolated country house. Outside the snow is whizzing and inside the house, the new housemaid Louise has made a horrendous discovery. The man in the house is dead in his bed with a knife in his back. Which of the eight women in place is the murderer? The victim’s wife? Mistress? Any of the daughters? The sister? Sister in law? Or the housekeeper? Everyone has they secrets.

by Robert Thomas
Premiere January 25, 2018 at the Klarascenen

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm