Original photography by Marko Zupan
Playing at Edinburgh International Festival in August.
Peter Gynt has always set his heart on being special, on being a unique individual, on being unlike anyone else.
When he steals the bride from a local wedding, he sets off on a lifetime journey which will take him to Florida, to Egypt, to a mountain of trolls, and finally, only when death approaches, back to his home in Scotland.
In this radical new version, David Hare kidnaps Ibsen's most famous hero and runs away with him into the 21st century.
James McArdle takes the title role in this epic story of transformation, following his acclaimed performances in Platonov and Angels in America.
He is reunited with David Hare and Jonathan Kent, the partnership behind the triumphant Young Chekhov at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre.
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Performance days & times
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 13 September, 7pm
Sat 14 September, 1pm preceded by a Touch Tour
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Mon 16 September, 7pm
Thu 26 September, 1pm
Wed 2 October, 7pm
Oliver Ford Davies
Ezra Faroque Khan
Ann Louise Ross
Jatinder Singh Randhawa
Author: David Hare after Henrik Ibsen
Director: Jonathan Kent
Designer: Richard Hudson
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Movement: Polly Bennett
Production: National Theatre in a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival