Mairead Why Not Theatre Company

Teatret ved Sorte Hest | Feb 2019


By: Tanja Mastilo
At: Teatret ved Sorte Hest 
Playing: 15th – 9th March 2019

★★★★★ “MAIREAD is both gripping and mysterious and is certainly among the best new
dramas in Copenhagen currently” – CPHCulture
★★★★★ “I give MAIREAD at Sorte Hest Theatre five stars, for courageous and challenging theatre,
that certainly doesn’t make life easy for its audience” – POV
★★★★★“MAIREAD is brilliantly written by the young Danish-Serbian Tanja Mastilo who, with a
hint of claustrophobic suspense à la Agatha Christie, and a provocative lack of redemption à la
Beckett, has created an exciting, intense story which actually questions the differences between
ants, lions and people. A new little classic has been born.” – Sceneblog
★★★★★ “At the end of the play, we are again emotionally battered by the poor characters on
stage, and once again totally spellbound. Concepts like love, passion and revenge will never be the
same again after having seen MAIREAD. “ – Scenekanten
★★★★★ “Audiences were witness to no less than a World Premiere at the little theatre in
Vesterbro.”- Kultirtid 




Four people wake up in four small windowless rooms. Why are they there, and how did they get there? And where is THERE?

They soon realise that they have one thing in common – Mairead. From the solitude of their rooms, they will try to reach for each other in order to escape, but some of them will realise that the walls they need to tear down are not only the ones surrounding them.

A tender love story about prisons, expectations, and about risking your heart. A daring attempt to find the way through the modern dating maze.


Sue Hansen-Styles

Nathan Meister

Kerry Norton

Kevin Kiernan-Molloy


Tanja Mastilo

Directed by

Nina Larissa Bassett