Inside the tent there is a smaller tent, and inside the smaller tent there is a boy. He has travelled a long way. He has travelled mostly on his own. He can show the things he has brought with him, he can tell the reasons for his journey, he can tell about the route he has taken, he can’t tell you where the story ends...
We Come from Far Far Away follows the story of two boys from Aleppo who travel to Norway. It’s a road trip type of story – from Turkey to Greece and then to Macedonia and so on – all the way to Oslo. But it’s also a complicated story, its about things and people and places and also, significantly, about life and death.
Performed by: Iva Moberg, Robert Orr, Julia Masli, Václav Kalivoda
Director: Alex Byrne
Dramaturgy: Kjell Moberg
Lighting design: Šimon Kočí
Set design, Costumes: Kateřina Housková
Music Director: David Hlaváč
Technician: Jan Sháněl Producers: Iva Moberg & Uta Gildhuis
Established in 2001, NIE rehearsed its first three shows in the old Sokol gymnastic hall in Mšeno, a small town in the north of the Czech Republic. Those three shows – My Long Journey Home, Past Half Remembered and The End of Everything Ever – won numerous awards and performed all over the world, from Oslo to Mexico City, from Edinburgh Fringe Festival to New York, London, Moscow and Seoul. Since 2001 NIE have gone on to create new shows in co-production with venues and theatre companies from across Europe, including site-specific work and theatre for younger audiences.
Over the past 17 years, NIE have created 28 shows and performed in 36 countries more than 5000 times in over 1000 places across four continents.