Sara Paborn




Small-town librarian Irene Hussvig is married to cablelayer Horst. After a long marriage filled with constant taunts and sarcasm, she has had enough of her husband and decides to get rid of him for good.

With the help of an old chest containing lead weights she inherited from her mother, Irene starts her journey from silent mouse to amateur chemist with a lethal knowledge of poisons.

Must someone always give way in a marriage? Who will lose out? What measures must we take to stay true toourselves in close relationships? And what means must we use on the way there?

Swinging the Lead is a humorous and sharp depictionof a mature woman’s path to freedom. A drama aboutmarriage, a tribute to the imagination and an entertainingstory about a poisoner.