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by Kristofer Grønskag
translated by Neil Howard


Counting to Zero is a figurative bomb. It begins with scene ten and counts down to zero. A stalker. A train track. The untimely death of a cow. How are they linked? A group of young people search for something that really means something, that demands a risk – something real and valuable. They all want to be seen by someone. But by who, and why does it really matter?

Counting to Zero is a staged reading of exciting and funny mosaic events, examining the need to be seen in today’s world.


Daisy Moore
Louie Keen
Rachel Fletcher-Hudson
Theo Toksvig-Stewart

Director: Eleanor Chadwick
Designer: Cara Evans
Movement Director: Depi Gorgogianni
Sound Designer: Tom Parkinson
Stage Manager: Ulrikke Hermansen

Festival Director: Camilla Gürtler
Festival Coordinator: Maria Laumark
Production Manager: Charlotte Brown
Marketing Manager: Sasha Butler
Technical Manager: Sam Osborne
PR: Chloé Nelkin Consulting
Live Stream: Theatrical Solutions
Photography: Oli Kearon, Fay Summerfield
Graphic Design: Sofi Lee-Henson
Video: Alex Hein Hartvigsen

With thanks to the team at Jacksons Lane


About the festival

NEW NORDICS FESTIVAL is a 5-day festival at Jacksons Lane in London 12-16 October 2021 showcasing the best new Nordic plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. We work with emerging theatre-makers from the UK and abroad to explore what Nordic theatre and culture is and how it can enrich theatre in the UK.
The festival consists of a play from each of the Nordic countries, each led by a creative team of emerging directors, designers and actors chosen for the festival.

The inaugural 2020 festival had to be cancelled the day before opening due to Covid-19. This year’s festival will showcase the works that were intended to be performed last year both performed live and with each performance being filmed in real-time and streamed, making it more accessible to a larger (and Nordic-based) audience.

  • Dates : 14th of October 2021
  • Location : Jacksons Lane, London