The fox goes out - Det Olske Orkester from Copenhagen
Surprising and bold puppetry comedy for both young and old at the Odin Theater.
The fox goes out is based on different theatrical features than which we usually see in the theatre. The performance is partly inspired by the very popular French medieval novel Roman de Renart that was translated into Danish in 1555 as a Book of Raffles. However, Olive Orchestra has managed to give the performance its own original form.
The fox goes out is a family performance about the Fox that always fools the other animals. Theater director Lotte Faarup has rewritten the text of the famous medieval book and created physical, cruel and disrespectful puppet show. The performance contains a hidden social criticism of the ruling classes and ridicules the concept of priesthood. It is a political and absurd comedy with a charming and lovely incorrect protagonist.
The main character of the Fox is full of sexual desire. He is always hungry. He turns the others against themselves and fully enjoys it. Only within his own family he is vulnerable, affectionate and caring.
The stage represents a riding stable far out in the forest. One of the singularities of the performance is the fact that the puppets are not just led by the actors, but the actors are also guided by the them. And, if this wasn't enough, the actors are being led by the actors as well! In different words, it is an entertaining and unique play with the theatrical fiction.