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‘Peer Gynt’ to Barbican

 Date:28/02/2007 - 10/03/2007
 Type:Culture, Performing Arts
 Location:England, London

Radical, contemporary and exploding with energy, director with the National Theatre of Iceland, Baltasar Kormákur's breathtaking adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic text at Barbican tells the story of a man who is given a chance to review his life.

Featuring actors from Vesturport’s hit ‘Woyzeck’ (bite05 & 06), the show resounds with relevance for modern day audiences. Visually and emotionally captivating, scenes of ecstasy contrast with moments of beautiful tenderness. With an astounding setting that constantly transforms, Peer’s passage through life forges a wild journey through time, but it is a life filled with missed moments and wasted opportunities. We are forced to ask ourselves: what is a life well-lived?

‘Peer Gynt’
National Theatre of Iceland
The Pit, Barbican
Barbican Centre
Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
28 February - 10 March, 7.45pm
Tickets: £15. Box Office: 020 7638 8891  (9am-8pm daily)
Running time: 160 mins / inc interval
Age guidance: 14+
Contains nudity

Peer Gynt Post Show Talk
Director Baltasar Kormákur in conversation with Louise Jeffreys, Head of Theatre
1 March 2007
The Pit
Tickets: Free to same day ticket holders
Box Office: 020 7638 8891  (9am-8pm daily)


Henrik Ibsen’s classic text at Barbican tells the story of a man who is given a chance to review his life. Photo: Barbican



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Kormákur's adaptation of 'Peer Gynt' will run at the Barbican from 28 February until 10 March.Photo: Barbican