Det blåser på månen to the Main Stage this summer

By on May 19, 2017

After a near-sold out period of play at Elverket moves the critically acclaimed family set Det blåser på månen into the Main Stage on June 16th. At the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s summer repertoire there are also revivals for Doctor Glass, Och ge oss skuggorna and Tanja Lorenzons success monologue Mormor’s svarta ögon that long awaited return.

Summer at the Royal Dramatic Theatre 2017

Doctor Glass – revival on the Main Stage on June 2nd

“A tour de force” (The Guardian, 4 stars)
“The whole performance is outstanding” (The Arts Desk, 5 stars)
“Krister Henriksson is accomplished in Doctor Glass” (DN)
“Darkness of a soul, brilliant portrayed
“Completely spellbinding” (City)

Krister Henriksson returns to the role of Doctor Glass in Hjalmar Söderberg’s masterpiece – now in a completely new interpretation of the previous succession set. The melancholic novel from the last century that depicting the triangular drama between Pastor Gregorius, his wife Helga and doctor Glass, as when Helga tells him about the plagues of marriage, end up in a moral dilemma. But is it sometime right to murder for someone you love, Söderberg asks provocative.

Krister Henriksson’s interpretation premiered at the Vasateatern in autumn 2006 and became a major audience and criticism success. After that, Doctor Glass traveled around Sweden and Finland with the National Theater before it came to the Royal Dramatic Theatre 2011 and was played for sold out houses. The set was also taken to Wyndham’s Theater in London’s West End.

Director: Peder Bjurman and Krister Henriksson

Det blåser på månen – starting June 16, the Main Stage

“Freedom-loving sisters sweep the audience” (DN)
“A visually spectacular experience” (SvD)
“Doubtless power” (Express)

A family show from 7 years about sibling love and freedom dreams in the shadow of the seriousness of the war. A fairy tale adventure about the need to be who you are, crafted using modern technology.

The sisters Dina and Dorinda have learned that they must be kind and obedient, otherwise a wicked wind from the moon may blow into their hearts. But everything they make is perceived as mischief of the outside world. Their father has gone to the country of Bombardia to help the bombarders dismiss their dictator and when he is caught, the sisters decide to save him.

Director: Ellen Lamm
Contributors: Sanna Sundqvist, Emma Broomé, David Book, Maia Hansson Bergqvist, Thérèse Brunnander, Peter Engman, Magnus Ehrner, Mia Benson, Christoffer Svensson and Charlotta Jonsson

Mormors svarta ögon – Revival on August 25, The Little Stage

“Lavishly cheeky and fun, full of obstinacy against narrowness and with wonderful outbursts of crazy Finnish tango. It is a pioneer effort Tanja Lorentzon does. A similar piece has never been played on the Royal Dramatic Theatre.” (DN)
“A big little debut. For 90 minutes, she spellbinds her audience”
“As anxious as a strong bit of recent history”

Tanja Lorentzons monologue about herself, her mother and her grandmother made success when it was premier 2010. Now it returns to the repertoire. A personal, humorous and touching view of three-generation different situations. To live during the war, to move to a new country and to speak a language other than their relatives.

Tumba 1981. “I’m called Finnen, Finnpajsarn, Finnjävel. People are playing drunk finnish for me, and for what benefit? I’m just a cheat finnish who can not even Finnish. What does it matter to us that we have switched to a Swedish surname as long as my name is Tanja in the first name? “.
Sweden 1963. Mirjam’s daughter Terttu, her husband and children, has come to Sweden with the great labor migration. “How long shall we stay? We are fine here. You have to start speaking Swedish! You must stop saying that we will move back when we never do it! ”
Finland 1939 during the winter war. Mirjam tries to survive with her two children in the house in the middle of the woods and longs for her husband. Will he come to Christmas?

By and with: Tanja Lorentzon Person Director: Lotta Tejle

Och ge oss skuggorna – revival, August 26, The Main Stage

“It’s breathless, it’s magnificent. It’s the Royal Dramatic Theatre history.” (SvD)
“A strong, enjoyable and unpleasant set” (DN)
“We meet a delicious ensemble.”
“The Royal Dramatic Theatre at its Best” (Express)

No play is more associated with the Royal Dramatic Theatre than Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical Lång dags färd mot natt, which got a legendary first performance on the Main Stage in 1956 and was testified to the theater by the author. Och ge oss skuggorna, which had it’s first performance at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1991, is Lars Norén’s play about Nobel Prize winner O’Neill, the writing and loneliness. The family drama takes place on October 1949 in Eugene O’Neill’s house on the Atlantic coast. The author celebrates birthday together with his two grown sons from two different relationships and his new wife. The wife and the sons live in the shadow of the literary giant, Nobel prize-winning and exalted, but anxious and afflicted. His great masterpiece has not yet reached his audience.
O’Neill’s sons.

Director: Eirik Stubø Contributors: Örjan Ramberg, Lena Endre, Erik Ehn, Thomas Hanzon and Joaquin NaBi Olsson

Also on the Royal Dramatic Theatre this summer:
Aurora Fine Arts Festival on the Little Stage and on the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s terrace 12-20 August
International star artists in classical music meet the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s actors. More information will be added.
Urban Trail – jogging through the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s house August 13th
A social exercise run of about a mile, which runs through well-known buildings in Stockholm. Organizer is the Marathon Group. More information at

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