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Through A Glass Darkly

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About the Show Less...

Jenny Worton adapts Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning film for the stage. Read More >

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.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/06/2010

Opening Night: 16/06/2010

Closing Night: 31/07/2010

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative


Ruth Wilson, Dimitri Leonidas, Ian McElhinney, Justin Salinger


Director - Michael Attenborough

Producer - Almeida

Designer - Tom Scutt

Lighting Designer - Colin Grenfell

Sound - Dan Jones

Author - Ingmar Bergman

Music By - Dan Jones

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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