The Castle of Holstebro


In a red room we see a woman dressed in white and a cynical old jester with a skull for a head called Mister Peanut.

Two characters in one person: "If they see beard and moustache, they call it man. If they see long hair and breasts, they call it woman. But look! The soul inside is neither man nor woman."


Duration: 50 min. (without a break)

Julia Varley

Text: Julia Varley and Eugenio Barba
Musical arrangement: Jan Ferslev
Graphics: Marco Donati
Lighting: Poul Østergaard, Knud Erik Knudsen
Costumes: Julia Varley, Ellen Skød
Directed by Eugenio Barba


First performance: November 1990, Holstebro, Denmark

Countries and Places

Cuba (Santa Clara)

2016: Denmark (Holstebro)
2015: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Marsciano)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Rome); Poland (Wroclaw)
2013: Denmark (Holstebro)
2012: Denmark (Holstebro); India (Auroville)
2009: Brazil, Italy
2008: Denmark; Italy; Mexico
2007: Montenegro (Podgorica)
2004: Italy

International Festivals

FIAT - Festival of International Alternative Theatre in Podgorica, Montenegro (2007)