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Peer Gynt


  • 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.

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    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


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

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Rough Magic Theatre Company: New Irish Plays and Adaptations, 2010-2018

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  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Address

    12 Parliament Street, Temple Bar
    Dublin 2
    D02 HV 05
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 9278

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Source Of Information

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