Has it happened for real? Maybe not. But it might be true anyway.
– This is like a carnival of humanity on stage. Jonas tells a story about Sweden, but a different part of Sweden, says director Thomas Sundstrom.
Make sure you are secured when the curtain goes up on this unlikely story of Killer-Anders (and his friends).
Länsteatern on Gotland has the exclusive rights to turn Jonas Jonasson’s book in to a play. How it all came around is a slightly improbable story in itself:
– Jonas and I met in a strange way at a social gathering at the governor and talked a little tentatively about doing something together, says Thomas.
Said and done, Jonasson sent the manuscript, Sundstrom saw a great story, wrote a script – but realized that the theatre could not afford to buy the rights.
Jonasson generously took care of that matter.
– He wanted to help us, it’s a big thing for us. The show will be very funny, like a road movie at the theatre, says Sundström.