50th Anniversary Season

In 2019, Copenhagen Theatre Circle celebrates its 50 year anniversary and is publishing a new book and online digital archive to capture its history so far.

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Capturing CTC’s history: the CTC book and digital archive

It is a great achievement to reach fifty years and the CTC has a rich and remarkable history that should not be lost. When the anniversary came onto the horizon, it was decided by the CTC Committee to take steps to capture and preserve that history.

An extremely dedicated group of members volunteered to painstakingly gather and capture production information and photographs from every CTC production since 1968. This data has been carefully curated and used to create a beautiful book celebrating the group’s 50 most iconic productions.

From the CTC’s very first production, Separate Tables, in April 1969, to Cabaret in October 2018, performed for the very first time in English in Denmark, the publication draws on members’ recollections, photographs (both on stage and behind the scenes), newspaper reports and a treasure trove of other material from the members’ private archives.

Special thanks to the book editors Rachel Kador, Gaby Lewin, Jens Blegaa, Andrew Blackwell, Seraina Nett, Frank Theakston, Kristen Flanagan and Nino Burini, and all the many contributors to the project.

The book is now available to purchase for 150 dkk from info@ctcircle.dk.

All the information collected to create the book has also been made available in an impressive digital archive, available at http://ctcircle.dk/history. Each show and member has their own entry and you can find related information and photographs throughout.

The collected material represents a wonderful cross-section of the history of English-language theatre in Denmark.

The data will be donated to the Copenhagen City Archives (Københavns Stadsarkiv) for safekeeping and preservation.

About Copenhagen Theatre Circle

This English-speaking group of theatre enthusiasts has been providing Copenhagen audiences with high-quality drama in English since 1968. It presents three stage productions for the general public each year and hosts play-readings, Open Stage events, and all manner of other theatre and acting-related events throughout the season.

Since 1968:

  • The CTC has put on 102 productions
  • Just over 1000 people have been involved with the CTC as a cast or crew member
  • Over 550 people have acted in over 1000 roles
  • Over 750 people have filled well over 2000 crew functions

The CTC is not-for-profit with no external funding but instead has succeeded by drawing on the talent, time, and dedication of its members. The group celebrated its 50th anniversary season with successful runs of Cabaret in October 2019, the traditional Christmas British pantomime (Treasure Island this year) in January 2019 and the classic An Inspector Calls in April 2019 – all at Krudttønden.

Its upcoming 51st season will be kickstarted in October 2019 with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville! – a hilariously comedic take on the beloved Sherlock Holmes story.