Oslo is such a tired city. My first thoughts upon arriving in the Norwegian capital were merely an echo of what I had already been told by many other Norwegians, Europeans and travellers alike. It’s easy – and almost forgivable – to see why. For a country characterised by its majestic fjords, magical skies and...

“It gets so hard, just to be okay/ Sometimes being happy, baby/ Is what I’m most afraid of” Bikini Kill *** Is it really so difficult to smile? Unless you’re in, say, Milan, where the law makes it illegal not to walk around in public grinning like a Cheshire Cat, most of us would certainly rather be beaming than...

This summer Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, and Yorrick the King’s Jester will all take up residence in the palace’s halls and private chambers when Kronborg Castle presents Hamlet Live. When visitors walk into the courtyard of Kronborg Castle, they tumble right into the story. The fate of Hamlet...