By Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Arthur Riordan
|Venue||OReilly Theatre, Belvedere|
|Duration||3hrs (approx. incl. interval|
Music by Tarab
Directed by Lynne Parker
Designed by John Comiskey and Alan Farquharson
Costume Design Joan O'Clery
Musician Kate Ellis, Robbie Harris, Erner Mayock, Nick Roth and Francesco Turrisi
Cast Karen Ardiff, Peter Daly, Sarah Greene, Fergal McElherron, Rory Nolan, Will O'Connell, Hilary O'Shaughnessy and Arthur Riordan
Peer Gynt: The boy who never grew up, the escapologist extraordinaire.
Rough Magic, who stormed the Festival last year with the remarkable Phaedra, has reunited with the author of their 2004 smash-hit Improbable Frequency, with this original new take on Ibsen’s epic study of delusion, self-evasion and wild imaginings.
Caught between his angel and his demon, haunted by the women he loved, lost and betrayed, and catapulted through a life built on fantasy, Peer Gynt is finally forced to face himself.
Fast, funny and told with Rough Magic’s trademark theatrical wit, this classic tale is reimagined in a spectacular and surreal interpretation with live music from the outstanding ensemble Tarab. Truly a story for our times.
TALKING THEATRE Lynne Parker, Maureen White and Arthur Riordan in conversation. Oct 8, Post-show 5pm (approx).
Dont forget, you can get a three course dinner at the Sideline Bistro in The Croke Park Hotel, if you buy a ticket to the show for only €20!
"Riordan has given us a towering text, and director Lynne Parker gives it thundering reign in a superb open set." Sunday Independent
"There's nothing rough about this magical show, the expensive-looking Hollywood set, high-quality production values, outstanding acting." BritishTheatreGuide.info
"Brilliant... an utterly compelling piece about today's Ireland." The Guardian on Phaedra