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Peer Gynt

Barbican Theatre

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A raucous and radical interpretation of Ibsen's tale of a dreamer.

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This raucous and radical interpretation of Ibsen’s classic play Peer Gynt takes the audience on a wild theatrical journey. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge, this production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music.

Peer Gynt is a dreamer, a liar and a serial womaniser. Cast out from his home town, he embarks on a thrilling and astonishing adventure in search of fame and fortune that takes him from Norway to Africa and eventually back home again.

This co-production of Peer Gynt brings together two of Scotland’s most acclaimed theatre companies, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Dundee Rep Ensemble.

The National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Barbican following the overwhelming success of Black Watch in bite08.

Dundee Rep Ensemble is Scotland’s only resident ensemble company of actors. Under the artistic direction of James Brining, the ensemble continues to broaden the type of work it undertakes to help realise the potential of Scotland’s unique artistic resources.

Peer Gynt contains scenes with adult content and strong language, so is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/04/2009

Opening Night: 01/05/2009

Closing Night: 16/05/2009

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Director - Dominic Hill

Producer - National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep Ensemble

Choreographer - Janet Smith

Lighting Designer - Chris Davey

Set Designer - Naomi Wilkinson

Author - A new version of Ibsen's play by Colin Teevan

Music By - Paddy Cuneen

ABOUT Barbican Theatre

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