Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840027945
Binding: PaperBack


Simon Bent, Ingvar Ambjornsen

PaperBack (04 Jul 2007)
Based on the novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen, in original stage adaptation by Axel Hellstenius in collaboration with Peter Naess, in a new version by Simon Bent.

Mummy’s boy Elling and his roommate, the uncouth, reluctant virgin Kjell Bjarne, are the Odd Couple of Oslo: a pair of confused souls taking their first steps in the outside world after years of isolated, institutional life. Given a flat in the city by social services, they must re-assimilate themselves into society or face a return to the asylum. So it’s simply a question of convincing their social worker that they really are ‘normal’ – even if it does feel safer sleeping in the wardrobe…
Based on the award-winning cult film, Elling was first performed at the Bush Theatre in 2007 and transferred to Trafalgar Studios in the West End.

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ISBN13 9781840027945
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


"Elling is quirky and really one of a kind..... If ever a play was destined for success, Elling is it" - British Theatre Guide

"very, very funny. Thoroughly life-affirming" - The Times

"The most blissfully funny and touching evening I've had in the theatre for ages." - Guardian