Elling @ Court Theatre
Written by Simon Bent
Based on the novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen
Directed by Lara Macgregor
Starring Mark Hadlow and Ross Gumbley
Elling is anxious. Always. He also suffers from neurotic tendencies, has bouts of dizziness and prefers not to go outdoors.
Kjell Barne is in his forties and a career virgin. He is a gentle giant, fiercely loyal and really, really wants to have sex.
These two middle-aged misfits have been given an ultimatum: make it work living together in a state-sponsored apartment in Oslo, or return to the institution where they met – this time for good. It’s an ultimatum that’s not so easy for the co-dependent pair; Kjell wants nothing more than to find a woman in the outside world, while budding poet Elling is afraid to leave the house.