Elling and his roommate, the uncouth, reluctant virgin Kjell Bjarne, are the Odd Couple of Oslo: a pair of confused souls taking their first steps in the outside world after years of isolated, institutional life. Given a flat in the city by social services, they must re-assimilate themselves into society or face a return to the asylum.
About the Author
Simon Bent studied Drama at Birmingham University and started his theatrical career as an actor. As writer-in-residence at the University of Essex, he wrote 'Evacuees' for Spectrum Theatre, Cambridge. His work includes 'Knuckle Butty', 'Wigan Kiss', 'Full Fathom Five', 'The Blood of Others', 'Goldhawk Road', 'Shelter', 'Bad Company', 'Wasted', 'Sugar Sugar' and 'Accomplices.'