People, Places and Things

Premiére date10 Feb. 2018
Produced byThe National Theatre
Based onPeople, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre
Running period10 Feb. 2018  

About People, Places and Things

People, Places and Things (2018) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Duncan Macmillan. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Amfiscenen (The Amphi Stage).

Gísli Örn Garðarsson directed it.

Ine Jansen played the role of Emma.

Anne Krigsvoll was nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the best supporting actress category for the role of Astrid C.

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In a press release from The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about People, Places and Things:

"People, Places and Things is a new play by the acclaimed British playwright and director Duncan Macmillan, who had great success in London's West End in 2015. When the play now gets its Norwegian premiere, Icelandic Gísli Örn Garðarsson sits in the director's chair. His critically acclaimed production of Kafka's The Metamorphosis in 2012 ran on the main stage for sold-out houses for years."

At the website of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about People, Places and Things:

"Emma is a freelance actress, spending her life hunting for new roles. Onstage, she experiences life's most intense moments over and over again, while enjoying the spectator's applause. But Emma is also a drug addict and an alcoholic. Midway into the final scene of Chekhov's The Seagull, she breaks down, and she accepts admitting herself to a rehab centre.

In her treatment, Emma needs to learn how to avoid the people, places and things acting as triggers for her use. But who remains - when all these triggers disappear? What is the point of being sober when existence seems meaningless anyway? How can one become sober when intoxication and role play have been the only ways to survive? And how can one solve a problem one refuses to see that one has?"


Press release from The National Theatre, 09.11.2017,

The National Theatre,, 20.11.2017,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,