Jenny Worton adapts Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning film for the stage.
Through A Glass Darkly centres on Karin, a young wife, an older sister and an only daughter. Her kaleidoscopic interior world is a constantly changing picture, where the boundaries between the everyday and the holy defy distinction. Karin’s family has taken her on a recuperative holiday. On a bleakly beautiful island where their relationships become increasingly entangled, as the three most important men in her life prove increasingly incapable of helping to cure her, Karin decides to take control of her own destiny.
Written and directed by Sweden’s Ingmar Bergman, Through A Glass Darkly won the 1962 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It was the only one of his films that Bergman allowed to be adapted for the stage.
Through A Glass Darkly is directed by Almeida theatre Artistic Director Michael Attenborough.
For more about Through A Glass Darkly at the Almeida theatre, read the First Night Feature.