Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Scenes from a Marriage

by Ingmar Bergman

14 - 17 November 2013 / 19:15

£30 (unallocated seating)

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‘Exciting, enthralling, imaginative. London should flock to see them’ «««««

‘I was completely gripped. The entire cast is excellent, and van Hove's production offers us a ringside seat at the spectacle of a love-hate relationship, one in which even the most sanguine will find an echo of their own experience.’
Guardian ««««

'Toneelgroep are well known for giving classic texts vigorous modern makeovers and it’s certainly the case here. An audacious re-imagining of Bergman’
Time Out ««««

Drawing on 30 years of marriage to five spouses, Ingmar Bergman acknowledged a strong connection to the lead characters of his masterful 1973 film. Johan and Marianne seem the perfect couple. Yet the illusion is soon shattered during this blisteringly perceptive study of a relationship breaking down.

Illuminating Bergman’s world, Ivo van Hove’s theatrical adaptation invites audiences to intimate onstage spaces in which three sets of actors portray Johan and Marianne at different ages. Simultaneous performances converge, bringing their universal battle for love, identity and understanding to a surprising conclusion.

Van Hove’s inventive transfers of cinematic works to the stage, including Antonioni Project, have immersed European audiences.

'As good as theatre gets; combining astonishingly inventive stagecraft with glorious acting’ Guardian on Roman Tragedies at the Barbican (2009)

3 hours 20 mins / including a 25 min interval

Age guidance 16+

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles

Directed by Ivo van Hove
Translation by Karst Woudstra
Dramaturgy by Bart van den Eynde
Scenography by Jan Versweyveld

Weekend Lab
16 & 17 Nov
A two-day workshop with Ivo van Hove

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The Netherlands

Presented by the Barbican

Produced by Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels

Made possible through the cooperation of Auteursbureau ALMO bvba, commissioned by Josef Weinberger Ltd and the Ingmar Bergman Foundation

With the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


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