Nick Cave – The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane
Only knowing Nick Cave by his name and not by his music, and not having bothered to research much beforehand, I entered Danish Edison Theatre to watch the play “Nick Cave” not really knowing what to expect. A little less than hundred minutes later I left the theatre, a feeling of the chill outside air against my skin mixed with sheer euphoria from having witnessed an enthralling and truly remarkable play.
The Aarhus based theatre troupe guided the audience through sixteen of Nick Cave’s songs, having woven a spectacular blanket populated by grotesque figures and characters in the power of their instincts, with God and religion as constantly recurring themes.
It didn’t take long before I completely surrendered myself, being granted one of those rare experiences only found in theatres. I am now an official fan of Nick Cave.