Comedian Ruben Chapman is so small ready for the premiere of 'Terkel - The Motherfårking Musical', where he will be playing the anxious 6. class-student Terkel.
Terkel trying to survive in a hard environment where bullies Sten and Saki are constantly on the hunt for new victims, while the dyreelskende vikarlærer Gunnar Bjerre is trying to kill him, because he has put himself on a spider.
the Film, which at first glance looks like a typical children's film, but far from it, is known for its coarse language and entertaining characters.
Ruben Chapman believes that it has its full justification as a musical in 2019, because the issues are the same as back then.
- It is important, because it deals with a topic like bullying. It is insanely violent in the musical with violence and homicide among children in a 6. class and the fierce bullying of a chubby girl.
- We are inside a time where everything is very politically correct, and one really not allowed to say anything wrong. In this way it is very liberating, because it is so very over the limit, he says.
the Movies - 6. nov. 2018 - at. 10:39 Former barnestjerne speaks out: 'Other' has given me scars on the soul
Chapman, who for the first time playing in a musical, has had its challenges with the role of Terkel, which is very different than what he is accustomed to as a comedian.
Terkel is a passive character, and his role is really to be the audience's reaction when the other characters, Stone and Saki, gakker out, says Chapman.
- I can easily recognize the state of mind that Terkel is in. It was constantly the need to fit in, as I - but also all the other had.
- He is constantly fucking scared. Even when Terkel is smiling and laughing, so it is only with the mouth. The eyes are still wary of new dangers, he says.
As a young man went to Chapman, like Terkel, a school with much bullying. He remembers, among other things, an episode where a guy put a packed lunch out in the face of one of the other students.
- There are many things I can mirrors me in from the folkeskoletiden. I mobbede not, but I stopped it not because I was afraid that it went beyond myself.
- When you look back on it, so is it weird to not said 'What the hell are you doing?'. Instead, sat there and thought: 'I hope not, I'm the next man'.
From left: Adam Stone, Martin Brygmann as Arne Nougatgren, Reuben Chapman as Terkel, Lea Thiim Harder as Dorit, Clemens Jason, Thomas Bo Larsen as Stewart Stardust and Noah as Saki. Photo: PR
another violent example, he remembers back on, was a day in the shower after the sport. Chapman was one of the boys in the class, which eventually came in puberty. In the period began a new boy in the class, which was a little further on in his development.
One day he said in the shower: 'Who really has the smallest dick?' So, we were just there and I thought "Dick? Well, we all have one?' So, it was me.
- The I was bullied a lot with actually. I was stuck for children's birthday parties and had pulled the pants off of, while all stood and pointed. It was violently.
- There was insanity mobbeeksempler at my school, and there were some who experienced much worse things than me. But there weren't any that jumped out from the third floor as Fede Dorit, he says, referring to the girl in 'Terkel in Trouble', who commits suicide after Terkel has rejected her declaration of love.
'Terkel - The Motherfårking the Musical has already sold 70.000 tickets. It is directed by Nikolaj Cederholm, who also has been with several of Anders Matthesens soloshows.
the Musical is set to premiere 14. February at the Tivoli Concert hall.