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Peer Gynt

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Arthur Riordan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Henrik Ibsen 

  • Author Notes

    A new version with live music by Tarab

  • Setting

    19th century Norway

  • Synopsis

    Peer Gynt: The boy who never grew up, the escapologist extraordinaire.

    Caught between his angel and his demon, haunted by the women he loved, lost and betrayed, and catapulted through a life built on fantasy, Peer Gynt is finally forced to face himself.

    A new verse version of Henrik Ibsen's 1867 classic.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    Further minor roles played by the company. The original production also featured live music by Tarab.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    30 September 2011

  • Producer

    Produced by Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    O'Reilly Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    First staged as part of the 2011 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

Original Cast  
Aase/ Green-Clad Karen Ardiff
Light Self Peter Daly
Solveig/ Anitra Sarah Greene
Dark Self Fergal McElherron
Peer Gynt Rory Nolan
A Writer/ Begriffenfeldt Will O'Connell
Ingrid/ Green-Clad Hilary O'Shaughnessy
Aslak/ Mountain King Arthur Riordan
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Producer Diego Fasciati
Producer Cian O'Brien
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Set & Lighting Design John Comiskey
Set & Lighting Design Alan Farquharson
Music by Tarab
Musician Emer Maycock
Musician Nick Roth
Musician Francesco Turrisi
Percussion Robbie Harris
Company Manager Justin Murphy
Production Manager Rob Furey
Stage Director Paula Tierney
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Dramaturg Maureen White
Set Construction Fayco
Set Construction Ian Thompson
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Costume Supervisor Monica Ennis
Costume Supervisor Barbara McCarthy
Production Electrician Kevin Smith
Stage Crew Des Kenny
Stage Crew Adrian Leake
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Photography Senija Topcic
Literal translation by Kari Dickson
Hair & Make-Up Patsy Giles
Cello Kate Ellis

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Address

    18 South Great George’s Street
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 9278

  • Email

    info@roughmagic.ie

  • Website

    www.roughmagic.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Address

    18 South Great George’s Street
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 9278

  • Email

    info@roughmagic.ie

  • Website

    www.roughmagic.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.