(Home for Christmas)

“Home for Christmas” had its debut in 2018, in Norway with ten shows in Bergen and Oslo. The piece was very well received; the audience laughed and cried, and then cried some more.

Christmas is a time that we associate with joy, tradition, family, presents and much more. But we rarely talk about how Christmas also can bring difficult emotions and situations. For many, Christmas can be a difficult time, an this is what “Home for Christmas” is all about. The musical dares to touch on important themes, such as relationships, communication and mental health, and looks upon different sides of a family at Christmas. We meet a mother, Lillian, and her four daughters.

The motivation for writing this play was the desire to see an honest christmas show. Christmas can be an amazing time of year, but it can also be a very difficult time, and sometimes both at the same time. We prefer to talk about only the good things about Christmas and it seems taboo to say anything negative. For this reason “Home for Christmas” is a dramatic story that brutally and honestly portraits all aspects of Christmas through this family’s life.

Script and music by Benedikte Sørbye