Théâtre National de Nice
Peer Gynt

after Henrik Ibsen

8 - 11 October 2014 / 19:15

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Ibsen's famous hero becomes rock royalty in this 21st century reboot featuring songs by Iggy Pop and new writing by Sam Shepard.

Driven by a timeless hunger for fame and wealth, ‘PG’ remains a man on a desperate quest for his inner-self. His fantastical journey is wholly updated by this exuberant show rich in contemporary imagery, live music and original poetry.

Born into an international theatre family, Irina Brook first read Peer Gynt as a young actress living in 1980s New York. Friends at the time with Iggy Pop, she imagined Ibsen’s eponymous hero as the boisterous rock star. Years later, her vision has been vividly realised in an adaptation featuring creative contributions from the legendary musician as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning Sam Shepard.

'Hard to imagine how a classic can be made so cool yet remain entirely faithful' TV ORF One (Austria)

2 hours 30 minutes/including an interval

Age guidance 12+

9 Oct
Post-show talk with Irina Brook and members of the company
Free to same-day ticket holders

25 Oct, 3.30pm
Contemporary Ibsen in Performance
A panel discussion

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This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance
International Ibsen Season


Presented by the Barbican

Originally produced by Salzburg Festival 2012

Supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

The International Ibsen Season is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy


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