As In Heaven is a musical drama based on the movie As it is in Heaven by Kay Pollak. It was played at Svenska Teatern in Helsinki 2009.
It is a story about travelling back, into yourself and finding your home.
Daniel Daréus is a successful international conductor at the top of his game. After suffering a physical and emotional breakdown, Daniel abruptly interrupts his career and returns, alone, to the village of his childhood located in a remote part of northern Sweden. Immediately upon his arrival his fame makes him the object of curiosity, fascination and suspicion. Soon he is asked to come and “offer a bit of good advice” to the small church choir, which practices every Thursday in the parish hall. As he begins to work with the choir, Daniel, quite to his own surprise, begins to rediscover his long-lost joy for music. But his work with the choir is a serious threat to the town’s status quo, and Daniel finds himself surrounded by enemies, including the jealous parish priest and a dangerous and violent enemy from his past. At the same time he makes new friends, among them the lovely and sensitive Lena, a woman who helps him overcome his fear and loneliness. Daniel’s life, and the lives of the people in the village, will never be the same.
It is a story about daring to live, and daring to love.
Watch the trailer (Swedish version).
2010 – Kemi, Finland