Norway National brings Strindberg to London
2 February 2023
Reporter: Vera Liber
The National Theatre of Norway returns to The Coronet in London, last there with its production of Little Eyolf, with a new version of Strindberg’s savagely comic domestic drama Dance of Death.
Norwegian director Marit Moum Aune directs film, stage and TV stars Jon Øigarden, Thorbjørn Harr and Pia Tjelta. Moum Aune’s productions of Ibsen’s Little
Eyolf and The Lady From the Sea, which also starred Pia Tjelta, were seen at the Coronet Theatre in 2018 and 2019.
On a remote island off the coast of Sweden, Alice and Edgar are locked in a furiously dysfunctional marriage. As their 25th anniversary approaches, they lurch between mutual derision and dependency. Then Alice’s cousin Kurt arrives and finds himself in the middle of the couple’s vicious games.
This production of Dance of Death recently sold out in Oslo, and is being restaged for the city's largest theatre before coming to London in its original intimate staging.
It will be performed in Norwegian with English surtitles from 16 March to 1 April 2023.
- Dance of Death - August Strindberg