The Bench

A moving and hilarious story about an ordinary day in a bench’s life

It’s so mundane, the bench, and yet so magical! Everywhere in cities, parks and gardens it stands, like an open invitation. Sometimes the bench’s visitors merely brush each other, at other times it evolves.

An elderly lady does everything she can to keep life at bay – from her bench. But the hectic surroundings take her by surprise. If only they could let her be old and grouchy alone! But the boy is skateboarding, the dog is sniffing and scuttling around, the birds are chirping, and a friendly, elderly gentleman wants to read his newspaper. All of this is a nuisance!


“It is rare that the perfection in the (…. ) animation is so superb that you are not for a split second steered away from the empathy in the movements of the characters and the flow, essence and nerve of the narrative.” – Teateravisen


International touring:

‘The Bench’ is available for international touring.

For more information, contact our producer Lisbeth El Jørgensen: lisbeth@refleksion.dk / (+45) 8624 0572.


Touring 2023-24:

February 22nd South Schleswig, GE
February 23rd South Schleswig, GE
February 24td Teatret Møllen, Haderslev, DK a t 11.00
February 28th Viborg, DK
February 29th Viborg, DK
March 1st Viborg, DK
March 2nd Teatret Om, Ringkøbing at 15.00
March 3rd Næstved Teater, DK at 11.00
March 5th Holbæk, DK
March 6th Holbæk, DK
March 7th Holbæk, DK
March 8th Holbæk, DK
March 11th Holbæk, DK
March 12th Holbæk, DK
March 16th TEATRALIA Festival, Madrid, ES
March 17th TEATRALIA Festival, Madrid, ES
March 18th TEATRALIA Festival, Madrid, ES
March 19th TEATRALIA Festival, Madrid, ES
April 15th – 21st KLAP – theatre for young audiences, Esbjerg, DK
May 6th – 8th DANISH+ Showcase, Aarhus DK

Cast and crew


Theater Teater Refleksion
Performer Rebekah Caputo/Maria Garde, Neasa Ni Chuanaigh
Script Sven Ørnø
Director Bjarne Sandborg
Set design/Puppets Amanda Axelsen Sigaard
Music/Sound design Andreas Sandborg, Jacob Venndt
Light design Morten Ladefoged
Workshop/Tech Morten Meilvang Laursen, William Højberg Nielsen

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