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Dance Of Death

(This is a past event and is no longer running)


Written by
August Strindberg

Performed in Norwegian with English Surtitles

The National Theatre of Norway returns to The Coronet Theatre, following their sold-out production of Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, with August Strindberg’s savagely comic Dance of Death.

On a remote island off the coast of Sweden, Alice and Edgar are locked in a furiously dysfunctional marriage. As they hurtle towards their 25th wedding anniversary, their brutal sparring is interrupted by the arrival of a newcomer, and their insular existence begins to spiral out of control.

Marit Moum Aune (The Lady From the Sea) directs acclaimed Norwegian actors Pia Tjelta, Jon Øigarden and Thorbjørn Harr in a fiery new version of Strindberg’s classic, which delves into the primitive instincts that lie beneath human behaviour.


Join us for a post-show talk on 20 March with director Marit Moum Aune, Professor Kirsten E. Shepherd- Barr (University of Oxford),  and moderated by journalist Mark Lawson, as they explore the relationship between Ibsen and Strindberg, and investigate what it is about Dance of Death that feels so pertinent to our times.



Pia Tjelta

Jon Øigarden

Thorbjørn Harr


Marit Moum Aune

Nils Petter Molvær

Set and Costume Designer
Even Børsum

Lighting Designer
Agnethe Tellefsen

Sound Designer
Bendik Toming

Hair and Makeup Design
Eva Sharp

Kjell Askildsen

Produced by

Supported by
Stiftelsen InterNational

Dance of Death is currently playing to sold-out audiences at the National Theatre of Norway, here are reviews from the critically acclaimed production:

“Under Marit Moum Aune’s astute direction, comedy follows hard on the heels of despair.” – Vårt Land 

“Every single look and every single line is charged with an undercurrent of tension that fills the entire stage.” – Klassekampen 

“Perhaps its greatest strength is the intense stage presence of the three actors. The tension between them is electric at times.” – Scenekunst

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