Musical Inspired by Norway Massacre to Open in U.K.

Wonder if the mass murderer himself will be invited to the opening?


A new musical stage show inspired by the atrocities carried out by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is to open in the U.K. this summer.

David Greig wrote The Events to explore why certain societies respond differently to tragedies. The acclaimed Scottish playwright visited Utoya Island and Oslothree months after lone gunman Breivik slaughtered 77 people there on July 22, 2011.

(PHOTOS: Explosion and Shooting Rock Norway)

“I was most interested in how Norwegian society was feeling,” Greig told the Guardian. “Oslo is not a huge city and everybody pretty much knows everybody else, so almost everyone we spoke to had been affected.

“Some people asked us not to write or talk about Breivik. I am not at all certain whether we give him a victory by ignoring him or trying to understand him. That is what I wanted to question.”

The Events

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