When We Dead Awaken
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Adapted by Kjetil Bang-Hansen
The Coronet Theatre & The Norwegian Ibsen Company
THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES OF WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN ARE CANCELLED DUE TO CAST ILLNESS:
FRIDAY 1st APRIL
SATURDAY 2nd APRIL (Matinee)
“When We Dead Awaken is a strange, beautiful and bitter play about art, love, ambition and freedom. Like a musical quartet, 4 people, 4 elements, 4 voices, 4 instruments play different songs in a complicated melody. It is a play for our time, as they find themselves living in a changed world. Bewildered, how do they move forward?” – Director Kjetil Bang Hansen
The acclaimed The Norwegian Ibsen Company returns to The Coronet Theatre, after its award winning The Lady From The Sea, with a new adaptation of When We Dead Awaken, Henrik Ibsen’s enigmatic final play.
“It is rare that anyone gets the chance to rediscover a lost love.”
In the depths of winter, Rubek, once a celebrated sculptor, returns to Norway with his estranged young wife Maia – only to bump into his great lost love and muse Irene. Is this their opportunity to return to a world where there is meaning, hope and happiness – to awaken from the dead?
The production is directed by celebrated Norwegian director Kjetil Bang Hansen, in his first production in the UK. It features a Norwegian/ British cast, and is performed in a mixture of Norwegian and English with surtitles. The production will tour Norway after its UK Premiere.
“The production brings with it an inherent knowledge of Norwegian culture, where Ibsen is celebrated both for his insight into the human condition, and for bringing to his work the humour and biting irony people use to get through the most difficult situations.” – Kåre Conradi, Artistic Director of the The Norwegian Ibsen Company
After finishing its run at The Coronet Theatre, the show will tour Norway. Venues include: Sandnes Kulturhus, Grieghallen, Kilden Teater and Ibsen Museum & Teater
Andrea Bræin Hovig
Irene von Satow
Ragnhild Margrethe Gudbrandsen
Set and Costume Designer
Composer and Sound Designer