We come from far far away

We come from far far away

We come from far far away is a performance about refuge and refugee - performed in an immersive setting of a Mongolian yurt using live music, storytelling, clowning, shadow puppetry and a small tent to tell a big story in an intimate way.

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, it’s about things and people and places and also, significantly, about life and death.

We come from far far away won the Hedda Award 2017, best performance for young audiences in Norway.

The performance is part of the theatre special YOUR HOUSE MY HOUSE (27 > 29 April).


World class storytelling.” PERISKOP, Norway

“My heart broke and sung, among the warmth of people, gathered in a tent, inside a theatre…This show throws necessary light on where we have been standing in relation to each other.” DRAFF, Ireland

“The performance is rich and complex. It is not at all a heavy or worthy piece of drama, rather it is a human, touching, and above all funny play.” THE NEW EUROPEAN, UK

PERFORMED BY: Helder Deploige, Iva Moberg, Robert Orr, Marina Popović
DIRECTOR: Alex Byrne
DRAMATURGY: Kjell Moberg 
SET & COSTUMES: Kateřina Housková
MUSIC: David Hlaváč
PRODUCERS: Iva Moberg & Uta Gildhuis
WITH THE SUPPORT OF thNorwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs



NIE is an international company that makes theatre performances through a mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European and international ensemble. 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.