Peer Gynt 2009
Written by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Colin Teevan
Directed by Dominic Hill
This raucous and radical interpretation of Ibsen’s classic play takes the audience on a truly wild theatrical journey. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge, this production is 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, Peer 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.
Be prepared for a theatrical roller-coaster ride through one of the most renowned works of modern literature.
This exciting co-production brings together two of Scotland’s most acclaimed theatre companies, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Dundee Rep Ensemble.
Following the overwhelming success of Black Watch in bite08, the multi-award winning company the National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Barbican.
Dundee Rep Theatre 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.
Co-produced by Dundee Rep Ensemble and the National Theatre of Scotland. Revival supported by Barbican Bite09.