When being second comes first
In the overwhelming, desolate landscape of the Faroe Islands, a young person is found.
A young person tries to find his place in the world.
A person who has no desire to be number one in a world that seems obsessed with the idea.
A person who holds a deep fascination for Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, a man who – from the wings – made sure that the moon mission went swimmingly.
The invisible, yet essential link in the whole, that’s what he wants to be:
A cog in the huge machinery of things. Far away from the spotlights.
Given the choice, he also wishes he could disappear.
Or does he?
Direct from sell-out performances at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, this remarkable new play, adapted from Norwegian author Johan Harstad’s acclaimed first novel Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion is a beautiful and life-affirming coming of age story for both adults and teenagers about love, survival and finding friendship in often the most unlikely of places.