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Now there will be a musical...


Sunday, 16 January 2022 - by Ulrik Ulriksen

Royal world sensation: Now comes big musical about Queen Margrethe

It's a bit of a world sensation, because now cultural history is being written with a new musical about the whole of Denmark's Queen Margrethe.

Today it has become official that Danes can look forward to experiencing the first musical about Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.



The musical "Margrethe" is published on the occasion of Queen Margrethe's 50th government anniversary and will be a large-scale Danish work, written and composed by the three-leaf clover Thomas Høg, Lasse Aagaard and Sune Svanekier and produced by Mikkel Rønnow Musicals.

The premiere is scheduled to take place on 23 June 2023 at the Royal Theater, Gamle Scene, and later in the summer the performance can be enjoyed at the Odeon in Odense as part of HC Andersen Festivals from 17 August and at Musikhuset Aarhus from 29 August during Aarhus Festuge.


Musical story about Margrethe

The musical "Margrethe" is the unique story of Queen Margrethe's life from her birth, during the Occupation in 1940, to today.

There are lots of impacts in 80 years of Danish history experienced through the first female regent in Denmark in almost 600 years, and thus the whole of Denmark Margrethe becomes the mediator of a magnificent, epic and intimate journey through a whole life that has shaped the queen - both as human and as regent.


Completely in the spirit of the Queen

The performance will be an impressive set-up with 24 actors and singers on stage, 18 musicians in the orchestra pit, upscale costumes and an adventurous scenography completely in the spirit of the Queen.

The musical is directed by Mads M. Nielsen, who in recent years has distinguished himself as one of Denmark's most coveted musical directors with performances such as The Eternal Fire, Wild Witch, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Last 5 Years, and Elf.

The musical "Margrethe" is written and composed by the experienced trio Thomas Høg, Lasse Aagaard and Sune Svanekier, who together have previously created the musical successes Skammerens Datter 1 and 2, Jordens Søjler, Vildheks and most recently Den Evige Ild.

The musical is produced by Mikkel Rønnow in collaboration with HC Andersen Festivals and Toca Record


It has been a dream

- It has been a multi-year dream for us to create a new, national musical about our unique monarchy. With HM The Queen's impressive 50th regent's anniversary, there could not have been a better occasion to create a performance about her exceptional life and work. The artistic team is in full swing with the development of the performance, and we are really looking forward to inviting the whole of Denmark to the theater for this very special experience, reads a press release from Mikkel Rønnow ..

In recent years, Mikkel Rønnow has created successful productions of Chess and Atlantis, which sold almost 70,000 tickets this autumn, the David Bowie musical Lazarus in collaboration with Aarhus Theater and the Royal Theater, and this spring the world premiere of the Lennon-McCartney musical She Loves You .


Four actors in the role of Margrethe

The role of Queen Margrethe II is played by as many as four actresses of different ages.

The entire cast will be presented at a press conference during spring 



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