By Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Arthur Riordan
Music by Tarab
Directed by Lynne Parker
Designed by John Comiskey and Alan Farquharson
Costume Design by Joan O’Clery
Musicians Kate Ellis, Robbie Harris, Emer 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
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.
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