Renowned actor Jens Albinus became artistic director at Husets Teater earlier this year. Adding to the new identity and profile, current affairs play a determining role when it comes to getting a play to the stage. My van Dijk, communications manager, describes the current political framework as a fragmented Europe with citizens redefining themselves. “Our artistic director believes theatre can change by re-interpreting classics, using a different language, making them relevant again.” Engaging with the surrounding communities is key. While Kødbyen’s trendy bars mask another reality and other layers of society, the theatre venue has an intimate, inclusive vibe.