Persona


Renowned stage actress, Elizabet, has suffered a psychological breakdown and relapsed into silence. She is sent with Sister Alma, the nurse assigned to her recovery, to a remote summer beach house. Can Alma coax Elizabet out of her silence?
Persona at Riverside Studios


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Riverside Studios
Starts: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Closes: Sunday 23 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Paul Schoolman brings his unique vision to create a new theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's iconic film, adding the character of The Narrator and using Bergman's unseen notes and words for a fresh take on this enigmatic masterpiece.


Sister Alma is played by Olivier winner Alice Krige and actor, singer/songwriter Nobuhle Ketelo plays Elizabet.


William Close joins as the fourth voice in the quartet playing his signature Earth Harp.


The Harp's resonating chamber will rest on the stage & the strings go out over the audience to the grid above, creating an extraordinary multi- dimensional experience.


Press performances will be held on:

Tuesday 28 January at 7.30pm

Wednesday 29 January at 7.30pm

Thursday 30 January at 7.30pm


Synopsis


Renowned stage actress, Elizabet, has suffered a psychological breakdown and relapsed into silence.


She is sent with Sister Alma, the nurse assigned to her recovery, to a remote summer beach house.


Can Alma coax Elizabet out of her silence?


Truth, lies, manipulation and identity, PERSONA explores the meaning of 'reality'.


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Box office tel: 020 8237 1010

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 21 January 2020

Press night:Tuesday 28 January 2020

Closes:Sunday 23 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


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£40, £30, £12.50

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Cast


Alice Krige - Sister Alma

Nobuhle Ketelo - Elizabet

Paul Schoolman

William Close and his Earth Harp


Creatives


Author: Paul Schoolman, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's 1966 film
Director: Paul Schoolman
Designer: Fotini Dimou
Video designer: Filip Haglund
Production: Presented by Persona Onstage by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Play Ltd., London on behalf of The Ingmar Bergman Foundation

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